New Delhi: Last year, in the IPL auctions, one and all were left bemused when uncapped players Mohammed Siraj and T Natarajan went for a whopping 2.6 and 3 crore respectively. Though these unknown players bagging such contracts is a big advertisement for IPL, but that perhaps might not happen again. As suggested by MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, a salary cap has been put on the uncapped players, and the BCCI has welcome the suggestion, according to Indian Express.
The logic behind the move is that such big amounts to the uncapped players has diminished the value of domestic cricket. “A classic case was Cariappa, who was bought by KKR for Rs 2.4 crore in 2015. He had played a few games in the Karnataka Premier League but hadn’t played for the Karnataka Ranji side. It really sends a wrong message to all first-class players. On one side we have some who play non-stop Ranji Trophy games and earn only 10-12 lakh in an entire season, and here comes a boy who is getting so much. Kohli and Dhoni felt it wasn’t right and BCCI should keep a salary cap on these uncapped players,” a source in the BCCI said.
Dhoni was all for the move, and he along with Kohli urged the BCCI to go ahead with the move. Also, the need to pay the regulars in domestic cricket was discussed.
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