My fellow RCBians!
There has been a discussion between the franchisees and the IPL management about the player retention possibilities for IPL-4. I was a bit surprised to see six of the current teams opposing the player retention (Only MI and CSK supported it for the obvious reasons). It is difficult to understand why RCB wants to forgo an opportunity to retain the players like KP, Steyn, Morgan, Uthappa, Kohli (and may be Taylor and Kallis)?
May be it makes a better ‘business sense’ to buy all the players again through an auction. But what happens to the fans who associate RCB with certain set of players? I am sure many of the fans cannot even imagine Dravid, Kumble playing for another team!!
Without a provision to retain the players, we might have a new team after every three years…what are your thoughts? Are we ready for a completely new RCB for IPL 2011?