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Yuvraj Singh asked to turn down RCB offer by Kingfisher employees union

Yuvraj Singh is the most expensive player of the IPL all time © PTI
Yuvraj Singh is the most expensive player of the IPL all time © PTI

 

Feb 14, 2014

 

The Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions had a lot of moves that raised  eyebrows of Indian cricket fans, who waited with bated breath for their respective franchises to snap up their favourite players.

 

Bangalore Royal Challengers (RCB) signing Yuvraj Singh for an IPL record bid of Rs 14 crore certainly grabbed all the headlines — for the enormity of the price tag for the fading great and owner Vijay Mallya crying foul over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) plying mischief to increase the going rate of the player during the bidding process.

 

Mallya’s company Kingfisher, under which he owns distilleries and his own private airline,was one of the biggest Organisations in India in the recent past. However, over the past three years the company’s flagging fortunes have witnessed a lot of unrest amongst the company’s employees.

 

Disgruntled employees, who were not paid 18 months of their salaries, set up an employees union and are now requesting the all-rounder to turn down the chance to play for Bangalore through a letter addressed to the player.

 

“We have not only exhausted all our savings but also we are under the burden of huge debts which we have taken from our relatives/banks by mortgaging our property/gold,” the letter reads. The letter went on to state that they had prayed for Yuvraj when he was recovering from cancer and are happy that the World Cup winner is back to full fitness and representing his country.

 

The Union also questioned how Mallya could afford to spend millions of dollars on his Formula One team, Force India but not on his employees who had slogged for his organization.

 

The Union’s letter went on to pose questions to Yuvraj as to whether he would even consider working with such an cruel and inhuman person and urged him to step away from Bangalore.

 

In a report by the magazine India Today, the Bangalore outfit have been guilty of not players on time in the past and in what could turn out to be the biggest paycheck of his career, Yuvraj went on to state that he couldn’t wait to join his new teammates, who are some of the best in the business like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.

 

This request by the Union is bound to put Yuvraj in a spot at the same time the players will keep a close eye on Bangalore’s finances to ensure that they get paid on time.

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