New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels BCCI could have postponed the Players' Auction for the 5th edition of Indian Premier League after they came to know about Sahara India's decision to snap its sponsorship contract with Team India and also pull out of the IPL.
Sahara India on Saturday ended its 11-year-old sponsorship ties with the BCCI and also pulled out of the IPL by withdrawing from Pune Warriors' ownership, hours before IPL-V auction at Bangalore. (Watch full analysis here)
"I think there must have been a clause to terminate a contract and Sahara would have taken legal advice before pulling out. But I feel once it was known that Sahara are pulling out, may be the auction could have been postponed till a resolution was arrived. If Pune was not a part of IPL V, then their players would have been in the auction," Gavaskar said.