IPL 2018: Each franchise can secure 5 cricketers

IPL 2018: Each franchise can secure 5 cricketers

IPL 2018: Each franchise can secure 5 cricketers

And it has been, finally. Dhoni too, it is learnt, is keen on wearing the franchise's yellow jersey again. After the IPL Governing Council (GC) meeting was held on Wednesday by the BCCI, the eight teams could now retain as much as five players.

Effectively, the governing council enabled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals - the franchises that will be back from 2018 after serving a two-year suspension - to retain players who were in their squads in IPL 2015.

Two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions squads were introduced to replace the suspended teams. Dhoni's Ghar Wapsi, thus, is complete. Dhoni had played for the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the last two seasons. The main issue settled, now the question is about other Chennai players, particularly Suresh Raina. "Dhoni will decide who to retain and who not to", he said.

Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL twice under MS Dhoni's captaincy. There should not be any doubts over Ravindra Jadeja.

"An IPL Franchise is eligible to secure up to five players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre Player Auction) and Right to Match (During the Player Auction)", said a BCCI statement. But there could still be an unanswered question from yesterday's decision and that could be about Virat Kohli and the value of retention.

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- Each uncapped player retained will cost INR 3 crores from the salary purse. Irrespective of player retention or RTM, a franchise can have a maximum of three capped Indian players, a maximum of two foreign players and a maximum of two uncapped Indian players. It will grow by Rs 2 crore and Rs 3 crore for the next two editions respectively. The maximum cap for uncapped cricketers will be Rs 40 lakh.

The deduction from the salary purse in case of retention will be determined on the basis of guideline price or actual price, whichever is higher. It means, if Kohli were to demand more, the question is will RCB oblige. We will have him (Dhoni) back as captain. Kohli was previously now getting Rs 15 crore.

In the event of the franchise not retaining a player directly, they will be allowed to use their right to match thrice during the player auction.

The purse money has been by increased for each franchise from Rs. 66 crore to Rs. 80 crore by the council.

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