Mumbai (Agencies): The Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council is set to decide the fate of three unsold Indian players including former captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday.

During the IPL auction, no franchise bought Ganguly at his base price of $400,000. Wasim Jaffer and VRV Singh also went unsold.

In a letter to all the teams, the IPL had said that a request has been received from franchises that subject to them having sufficient balance on the salary cap to pay at least the reserve price of the relevant player, they should have the opportunity to sign unsold Indian players from the auction.

IPL’s Chief Operating Officer Sundar Raman said, “The auction regulations were clear that players not taken in the auction could only play in IPL 2011 as replacement players.”

“Before the Governing Council deliberates on this issue, I wanted to get your view on this issue and if your franchise is agreeable to permit a franchise to buy any unsold Indian players from the auction, the player can be bought only at his reserve price“.

However, it is not known whether the letter from Mumbai Indians that criticised the way the IPL Players’ Auction was held in the first week of January would be taken up or not.

MI’s letter also said that this change was intimated to the franchises just a day before the auction.