Unknown but an interesting rule by the name of ‘Tie-Breaker’ exists among the set of player auction rules. The rule exists since 2010, although there has been a change in this over the years. Back then, there used to be a restriction on maximum bids on a single player. The likes of Kieron Pollard, Shane Bond, and Ravindra Jadeja have been bought using this rule.
Now, the current rule suggests that a tie-breaker will come into play when a final bid by two franchises has been matched and one of the two or more parties have exhausted their auction purse. In the tiebreaker, there is no limit on how much money a franchise can spend on a player. Notably, this amount has to be submitted to the Board of Control Of Cricket In India (BCCI) and not the player.
However, if a tiebreaker doesn’t separate the winner, the same process will be followed till there is a winner. Interestingly, this amount won’t go to the player but invested in the league. So far, the need to implement this rule hasn’t risen in the last 12 years. Also, the franchises have questioned this rule over the years.
Meanwhile, the mega auction is all set to be staged on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.