The governing council of the Indian Premier League has announced that the franchises will now be allowed to retain a maximum of 5 players. It ought to involve the combination of retention and right-to-match cards with not more than 3 in each division.
Criteria to adhere to:
- Maximum of 3 Capped Indian players.
- A Maximum of 2 Overseas players.
- Maximum of 2 Uncapped Indian players.
CSK AND RR RETENTION in IPL 11:
The Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals will be a part of the IPL 2018 after a two-year suspension from the pompous league. The other two teams, Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant will go defunct for the 11th edition. However, only players who’ve played for CSK or RR in the year 2015 and were included in either the GL or RPS teams from 2015-2017 will be available for retention/right-to-match.
The likes of Andre Tye and Dwayne Smith who’ve played for CSK in the year 2015 will be in contention for retention/RTM, while the likes of Ben Stokes and Jason Roy will be available for auction.
BUDGET FOR THE FRANCHISES: The franchises could spend a maximum of 66 crores in the 10th edition. However, for the year 2018, the price has gone up to 80 crores with a 75% expenditure being a mandatory expend.
AUCTION PRICES: Until, IPL 2017, an uncapped player in the lowest category was valued at INR 10 lakhs. That price has now been doubled to INR 20 lakhs and is likely to reach 30/40 lakhs.
The capped players at the higher end will still be valued at INR 2 crores, 1.5 and 1 crore. The lower categories have seen a price rise from 30 and 50 lakhs to 50 and 75 lakhs.
SQUAD: A maximum of 25 players are allowed to make a complete squad. The previous number was 27 with 9 overseas players being allowed. 8, has now become the limit to include overseas players and a minimum of 18 players on the list becomes a mandate.