Days after the Indian board imposed a salary cap on domestic cricketers after an IPL governing council meeting on Sept 5, confusion prevailed over the likely decrease in the remuneration of Indian cricketers who haven't yet made their international debut.
The rule meant that the domestic stars who were being paid in excess of Rs 50 lakh till the last season could be paid a maximum of Rs 30 lakh, depending on their experience in first-class cricket.
It forced the franchises to devise an alterate strategy of offering players money over and above their contract. However, Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya appealed to the council to make sure there are no "underhand dealings".
"We have seen the case of Ravindra Jadeja before and you (Board) have exercised disciplinary action and we hope you continue to do that in the future, because some of the youngsters have very large expensive ideas and that is the reason why they are not here in this auction."
However, the council had recently told HT that the BCCI was fine with the teams paying more than the stipulated amount to the players as long as they submit all the documents to the board.
IPL chairman Chirayu Amin, however, clarified on Sunday, "The domestic players cannot be paid more than Rs 30 lakh." But the real challenge for the BCCI is going to be to keep a check on the underhand dealings, if any, between a player and a franchise.
"That is a very difficult situation for us but we will be monitoring," Amin said. if we found anything wrong we will take stern action against them."