The new rules of Indian Premier League [ Images ], which will be applied from next year, have left Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] owner Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ] "a bit confused" and the Bollywood superstar said it would have been "fair for everyone" if all the players are put up for auction in November.
"New IPL rules a bit confusing. Two new teams added (good). All players should go into pool to make it fair for everyone. Simple & straight," Shah Rukh wrote on his Twitter page.
With the inclusion of two new teams in the IPL Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi team, the IPL Governing Council proposed a revised structure but it has not gone down too well with some of the franchise owners voicing their concerns publicly.
The new rules state that the 10 teams will be divided into two groups and there would be 74 matches in the next three IPL seasons.
The eight original franchises will be allowed to retain four players, including a foreigner. Besides the four players, the rest of the squad would be selected through open bidding.
It has also been made mandatory for the players retained to be amongst the registered players for the 2010 season. The fee of the players retained would be decided after mutual agreement between the stakeholders.
The salary cap of the franchisees has also been raised to $9 million. But if any franchisee retains all the four players, it will have $4.5 million per year to spend on other players.
The new rules have limited the number of players to be 30 for a squad.