No IPL pie for Sourav Ganguly

Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 19:24 PM IST

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Former India and KKR captain Sourav Ganguly’s dream of playing in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) suffered a huge blow after three of the ten franchises opposed the idea of having the Indian unsold players in the cash-rich league.

It came at the backdrop of Kochi IPL franchise showing interest in the former Indian captain to play for their team. It was learnt that the franchise had wrote a letter to the BCCI to include the Bengal player.

BCCI, in turn, sought opinions from all the franchises. Three of the franchises reportedly objected to the move of having the unsold Indian players, including the southpaw, in the multi-million dollar league.

No franchise showed interest in buying Ganguly at his base price of USD 400,000 during the auction on January 8 and 9. Wasim Jaffer and V R V Singh also went unsold.