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IPL Franchise’s allowed to keep 4 players as retention for themselves ahead IPL 2022 mega auction

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According to reports, a consensus has evolved on the topic of player retention for the forthcoming IPL auction, and the existing eight franchises would most likely be permitted to keep up to four players.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and club representatives held informal negotiations on the way forward during the last days of the IPL’s just finished season in the UAE, and all parties are thought to have agreed on the amount of players a franchise can keep.

As previously reported by Cricbuzz, a side will be permitted to maintain up to three Indian and two foreign players, with a total number of retentions of no more than four. There may also be a limit on how many uncapped players a team can keep – no more than two per team.

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The player purse is expected to be INR 90 crore in the first two years, with incremental increases to INR 95 crore and INR 100 crore in the following two years. If a franchisee decides to keep four players, it will have to spend 40-45 percent of its budget on them, leaving it with INR 36-40 crore less than a franchise that does not keep any players.

The existing eight franchises have also been informed that the two new teams may be allowed to choose two to three players outside of the auction, with the option of taking two foreign players if huge Indian names are not available. At the auction, it’s unlikely that existing teams would be permitted to bid on Right to Match (RTM) cards.

After the sale of two new clubs, which is expected to take place on October 25 in Dubai as of Friday (October 22), a formal statement on the retention rule will be issued. A few bidding parties have already arrived in Dubai.

The retention regulations have finally answered the key question in the IPL: can Chennai Super Kings maintain MS Dhoni? It is now obvious that the former India captain will remain with the Chennai franchise, as owner N Srinivasan recently stated, “Dhoni is an integral part of CSK, Chennai, and Tamil Nadu.”Without Dhoni, there is no CSK, and without CSK, there is no Dhoni.” The two Indians are believed to be Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad, with DJ Bravo or Faf du Plessis as the foreign player on their roster.

Two New IPL Teams ahead of the Mega Auction

Ahmedabad and Lucknow are clear frontrunners for two news teams in the 2022 Indian Premier League, sources close to the bidding process have revealed.

Previously, the BCCI shortlisted six cities, namely Dharamshala, Guwahati, Ranchi, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Cuttack for the two new franchises in IPL 2022.

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