IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction

IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction – The mega auction…

IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction
IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction

IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction – The mega auction process has drawn some ire of the franchise owners with KKR CEO Venky Mysore being the latest to oppose the process after the franchises confirmed their retentions on Tuesday. The mega auction meant that teams could only retain a maximum of four players from their side and were forced to hit the reset button, undoing their work over a three-year cycle. While the method has been successful over the years, there has been criticism for the same, with Mysore doubling dowing after DC owner Parth Jindal’s comments on the same. Follow all IPL 2022 LIVE U[dates on Insidesport.in. 

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IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction

Kolkata Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore had strong words against the IPL 2022 mega auction, saying that the process was no longer a level playing field than it was when introduced way back in 2011. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo while discussing Knight Riders’ retentions on Tuesday, Mysore said, “There is a tipping point that’s coming for the league where you have to question whether a big auction is really something that needs to be part of this whole process. Or you can do drafts for new players coming in, you can do trades, you can do loans and allow teams to build something for the long haul.”

The Kolkata Knight Riders retained the likes of Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy, but had to release several young stars who had developed as the fulcrum of the playing unit. The likes of Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson and Prasidh Krishna among others will all be heading into the auction pool, denying KKR the chance to build on their IPL 2021 finals finish.

Several of the IPL franchises now own academies and have an in-house scouting system that taps talent from the lower rungs with the aim to groom them for the team. Mysore went as far as suggesting that the auction had outlived his usefulness over the las decade or so.
IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction
He said, “Directionally at this stage, if you ask me, since the league has completed 14 years, the big auction has outlived its usefulness. And you have to reward franchises investing in scouting and academies, in growth. We have done that with KKR Academy and we have our scouting structure, both domestic (and) international. Someone sent me a note the other day that from 2018, we have had six uncapped players who have gone to play for India. You feel very happy that we are making some contribution in that regard as well.”
The Kolkata Knight Riders CEO added, “More importantly, from a franchise standpoint, there’s return on the kind of investment that you make and you feel good about that. There was a time when the big auction really was important to create that level playing field, but even then we were sort of feeling like if you are going to give a franchise the opportunity to pick some players back, it should be through right-to-match cards rather than pre-auction retention.”
IPL 2022: After DC owner Parth Jindal pushes back on retention, KKR CEO Venky Mysore opposes IPL auction

 

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