The BCCI is determined to see out its legal fights before conducting the IPL's player auction. Suspecting that the tussles with Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will take at least six weeks to sort out, the board is all set to push back the dates of the League's player auction to the first week of Feb 2011. The likely plans were conveyed to news channel CNN-IBN by sources in the board. The new dates for the auction will be announced in early Jan.
The possible decision for postponement comes on the heels of the Bombay High Court's decision to quash the BCCI's appeals and uphold the stay on the termination of the Royals and the KXIP.
The BCCI, which was involved in litigation against the two franchises, was snubbed on Wed, Dec 15, when the HC termed the entire basis of the letter of termination issued by the BCCI to Kings XI Punjab was
The two-member Division Bench of Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Anoop Mohata cited seven circumstances which supported the decision of the single bench. "The members of the consortium had exercised control of franchise," the Division Bench observed. "Neither Dabur nor Windy Investments had exercised 100 per cent control of franchise and all these companies belonged to Mohit Burman. There was no change in share pattern."