IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players for season 11

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players for season 11

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players for season 11

"The player pool available for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for retention/Right to Match will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017", he added.

According to the guidelines, an IPL franchise can secure up to five players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre-Player Auction) and Right to Match (RTM) during the player auction. But if there is no retention before the player auction then the franchises can have up to three RTM.

The Governing Council meeting was attended by the members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).

The IPL Governing Council had allowed a maximum of either three retentions or three Right To Match (RTM) at the discretion of the franchises. Following the suspension of the franchise for two years, Dhoni captained the Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2016 Indian Premier League and was part of the squad that entered the final in the previous edition, which they lost by one run to Mumbai Indians.

MS Dhoni's rumoured comeback to Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK) might soon turn true.

The retention policy also explained the number of players who can be retained depending on their capped or uncapped status. Out of five, three can be retained & two can be taken under Right to Match or vice-versa.

Salary budgets for IPL teams have also been hiked to Rs 80 crore from Rs 66 crore for the 2018 season. For Dhoni and CSK fans, it means that MSD will don the yellow jersey once again. If they opt to retain just the one player, then they'll have to suffer a deduction of INR 12.5 Crores from their pre-auction purse. The IPL said the franchises will need to spend at least 75% of the salary cap each season, and that each squad should contain between 18 and 25 players with a limit of eight overseas players per franchise. The caps for the two subsequent years have been fixed at Rs 82 crore and 85 crore respectively.

George also confirmed that they can only retain players who played for them in 2015. Rajasthan Royals wanted everyone to go back to the auction pool, the report said.

The auction for the new IPL season will begin in February.

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