Guys in SLC want to be nice to India hoping that they could get something from the IPL themselves. They could be hoping for administrative, PR jobs . They see players making money from IPL and they must be thinking there must be something for them too. They saw an oppertunity to lick Indian boots and jumped at it.
Simply trying to show how great they are as administrators and making an awful mess of it.
When are they going to appoint qualified professionals' for those jobs that are now held by catchers ?