IPL governing council reveal player retention policy ahead of 2018 season

IPL 2018: Governing Council clears way for MS Dhoni's return to Chennai Super Kings

Retained players will henceforth have a more dynamic effect on the team's salary purse depending on the number of players retained by the franchise. CSK will have to primarily choose between R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina or a foreign player such as Dwayne Bravo in whom the Chennai team continues to have faith.

"The player pool available for CSK and RR for retention/RTM 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. The IPL Governing Council has given teams options which could allow them to retain as many as five of their players. 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.

The IPL Governing Council had allowed a maximum of either three retentions or three Right To Match (RTM) at the discretion of the franchises.




"The minimum spend will be 75 per cent of the salary cap for each season", BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement after the meeting.

Editorial team of CricketCountry. The IPL GC decision - which states that a franchise can retain up to three players and use two Right To Match cards in the auction - may well have settled some player issue closer home also. The guideline is if a franchise retains three players it will have Rs 15 crore, Rs 11 crore and Rs 7 crore respectively deducted from its player purse of Rs 80 crores. The move gathered steam when Harsh Goenka, brother of Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjeev Goenka, was trolled for hailing Pune captain Steve Smith at the expense of Dhoni.

The IPL Governing Council (GC) took the decisions at a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. The player auction is tentatively set for February. The team also played in the IPL final in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015. 3 Maximum number of 2 Uncapped Indian players. Retaining just one player pre-auction would see a franchise lose Rs 12.5 crore from its purse.

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