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IPL 2018: Each franchise can secure 5 cricketers

07 December 2017, 02:23 | Nina Mathis

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The Governing Council of the IPL has ratified his home coming stating that all the IPL teams can have retentions up to five players. Either way, a franchise can retain or use RTM for a maximum of three players in the auction.

"The minimum spend will be 75 per cent of the salary cap for each season", the statement read.

The total purse of each team will range from Rs 66 to 80 crores. 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 (Rising Pune Supergiant) and GL (Gujarat Lions) squads in IPL 2017", the council said in a release.

The IPL Governing Council has also increased the salary cap to Rs. 800 million (Dh45.50 million) for the next year and Rs. 820 million and Rs. 850 million for the subsequent years.

RTM refers to a franchise's right to match the highest bidder for a player.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) was the other IPL team to be banned for the same duration after the betting ring was busted.

Meanwhile, on the player retention policy, teams have been allowed to secure a maximum of five players through a combination of pre-auction retention and Right to Match (RTM) cards.

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In the secured players, a team may pick a maximum number of 3 capped Indian players, maximum of 2 overseas players, and a maximum of 2 uncapped Indian players.

If two players are retained, the salary cap for the first and second player retained will Rs 12.5 crore and Rs 8.5 crore respectively.

If the franchise retains one player: The cost of the player will be 12.5 crores INR.

The auction reserve prices have also been increased, with a hike of Rs 10 lakh in the prices for uncapped players, which will now begin from Rs 20, 30 or 40 lakh.

Following a two-year suspension, Rising Pune Supergiant roped in the wicket-keeper batsman during the 2016 edition of the IPL.

The player auctions for the 2018 edition of the tournament are slated to be held in February.



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