IPL auction 2018: Rajasthan Royals hit out at BCCI for poor positioning of player slots

By: | Published: January 23, 2018 10:59 AM

IPL auction 2018: he major concern is said to be around the capped players who will be pushed back in the auction due to this placement. For example, Washington Sundar, who made his India debut recently, is expected to earn big during the auction but has been placed at the 139th spot, a time by which many of the franchisees would have spent a fair share of their money on the other cricketers.

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IPL auction 2018: With less than a week left for the IPL auction 2018, Rajasthan Royals has hit out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the player retention and auction process. In a letter written to the board and IPL managers, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, Manoj Badale has reportedly complained about the issue. In this letter, Badale slammed BCCI for poor positioning of player slots in IPL auction 2018. “Historically, all the capped players have been auctioned first, followed by the uncapped players. This year, however, the first round of capped lots for every position is being followed by the first round of uncapped lots… then the second round of capped lots is followed by second round of uncapped lots and so on…,” he said, according to a report in Mumbai Mirror.

The major concern is said to be around the capped players who will be pushed back in the auction due to this placement. For example, Washington Sundar, who made his India debut recently, is expected to earn big during the auction but has been placed at the 139th spot, a time by which many of the franchisees would have spent a fair share of their money on the other cricketers. “The positioning is very flawed,” said an official of another IPL side was quoted as saying.

Badale, meanwhile, wasn’t very impressed with the retention process either. “Firstly if you could explain why the retention pricing methodology changed, so that when retaining two players, you pay less for those two than a team retaining three pays for the first two,” he said.

According to the new guidelines, teams had to spend Rs 33 crore – Rs 15 crore for player 1, Rs 11 crore for player 2 and Rs 7 crore for player 3. The teams that retained two cricketers had to pay Rs 12.5 crore and Rs 8.5 crore for player 1 and 2 respectively. The teams that retained only one cricketer before the big IPL auction 2018 had to pay Rs 12.5 crore for retention.

Rajasthan Royals is returning to the Indian Premier League along with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after serving a two-year ban in the wake of spot-fixing saga. RR have only retained Steve Smith who will most likely be the captain of the team as well.

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