Mumbai:The Indian cricket board has already set up the list and base price of Indian cricketers who will be up for auction for next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
The list has been sent to the respective state associations who have players eligible to be up for the auctions scheduled in the first week of January.
A senior BCCI official confirmed the development that the secretaries of the various state associations are already in possession of the list.
"The BCCI is slowly and surely ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Accordingly, the Indian players who will be up for auction have their base prices set up and send to their respective state associations.
"Now the association will have to procure the signatures of the individual players that they are game with the base prices and return the signed approval to the board so that they can make an official announcement," the official said.
When asked whether the players can object to the base prices if they don't like, the official said, "They always have a choice to say that they are not happy with the base price but the players will only be at loss if they don't agree. The board has done a lot of homework before chalking out the base price," he explained.
Will the base price change if the player wants, the official replied, "It can change but then if you are not a top-grade India international and you want a higher base price, you can be at a loss. The franchises may just not pick you up from auctions," the official said.