This is like watching “Kaun Banega Crorepati” !!!
We feel very happy that Saurabh Tiwary made 7.5 Crores !!! (like reaching till almost the final question)
And we feel sad about Manish Pandey making only 20 Lakhs !!! (like exiting after the second question itself)
This Curious case of Manish Pandey (& infact every other ‘uncapped’ Indian cricketer) is a post-sale issue in a product similar to for instance, the toyota gas pedal sticking problem which led to massive recalls !!! Unfortunately there is no possibility of a re-auction here !!! Clearly shows that BCCI & IPL GC have messed up big time in their thinking process !!! Agreed to contemplate retrospectively is easier. But the big-heads in the BCCI/IPLGC should have foreseen these kind of issues beforehand !!! They could have spent some more time on this instead of the court cases and appeals !!!
Money is paramount for everyone (and you cannot blame someone for that) and this, in a worst case scenario, can cause divisions within the team which can give headaches to the management !!! [This is a generic problem. Not just in this case]
Why do we need to differentiate between a capped & uncapped player for selection in to an IPL team ?
1. Capped players should get more benefit.
Agreed. In that case, there should be a proper definition of a capped player. Some stringent criteria like the player should have played atleast 20 ODIs or 5 test matches (or something equivalent) should be defined.
2. UnCapped players should get less so that their main aim will be to play for India !!!
Agreed. So, why not have a separate cap for the uncapped players and have an auction !!! BCCI suggests that it will be difficult to auction all the Indian uncapped players since there will be thousands of them !!! But why not ask each franchise to suggest 30 ‘uncapped players’ that they would like in the auction. If there are overlaps, ask for more names and ensure there is a list of atleast 300 uncapped players !!! Make them part of the uncapped player auction !!! Agreed you will need 2 more sessions of auctioning !!! I don’t think a third day of auction would be an issue !!! Or a night session on both auction days !!! When late-night parties can be organized everyday during IPL, why not two nights of extended auction if that can benefit the system !!! Infact, set-max would love to have this !!!
But Yes !!! It is too late and the damage is done already !!!