Vijay Mallya, owner of Bangalore Royal Challengers, has put all the players of his IPL team up for sale in the current transfer window, according to Times Now sources.
However, Rahul Dravid, being an icon player, will not be put on sale.
Mallya had expressed his displeasure with his team’s performance in the inaugural edition of IPL and had indicated that the team will change for the next season.
The Royal Challengers management has said this is an opportunity for the franchisee to get earn revenue and also an opportunity for the players to earn good money.
The month-long trading window of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for franchises to sell and buy players from other franchises commenced on Monday (December 22). The first list of players of one franchise available for picking by other franchises would be known by December 28, while the second and third lists would be known on January 5 and 12, 2009 respectively, sources said.
Some of the key players of Bangalore IPL, who will be up for grabs, include former India skipper Anil Kumble, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and Australia’s Nathan Bracken.