Indian Premier League franchises allowed to retain upto five players

Rachel Hardy
December 7, 2017

If a team does not wish to retain any player, it will still have the option of three Right to Match.

Dhoni moved to Rising Pune Supergiant after CSK was banned for two years as the team's former principal Gurunath Meiyappan was found to be involved in betting activities related to the T20 league during the 2013 season.

An IPL franchise is eligible to secure up to 5 players by virtue of a combination of player retention (pre player auction) and Right to Match (during the auction), BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said in a statement. The two returning franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, will be able to retain up to five players who played for them in the 2015 edition, under the condition that they turned out for one of Rising Pune Supergiant or Gujarat Lions, the franchises that replaced Super Kings and Royals.

It can be done through a combination of player retention before the auction and the use of Right-To-Match (RTM) cards during the auction. However in the meeting it was discussed that teams could retain not more than than three Indian and two foreign players.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council has chose to raise the salary cap for the eight franchises for next year's edition to Rs 80 crore from the previous cap of Rs 66 crore. Teams will have to spend a minimum of 75% of the salary cap for each season, the council said.

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Dhoni's CSK issue questions remain on Raina's fate and Kohli's value Not that there was ever a doubt, still the Million Dollar Question had to be answered. Salary caps have been set at Rs 80 crore for 2017, 82 crores for 2019 and 85 crore for 2020.

Commenting on the fact that the team will get to pick the players from the 2015 IPL squad, the CSK director affirmed that they are not losing their head over it and are quite content with the rule.

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

If the franchise retains two players: The cost of the players will be 12.5 and 8.5 crores INR respectively.

When news filtered in on Wednesday on IPL player retention, there was relief and joy in the Chennai Super Kings camp.

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