4th of April seems a bit far away on the calendars, but the frenzy and craziness of the much awaited 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has started building hypes and expectations over the heads of die-hard cricket fans spanning the entire nation.
All eyeballs are set on the return of Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals who were debarred from the IPL for the past 2 years due to unfortunate black clouds of sport-fixing and betting issues.
After a decade long successful operational running of the biggest T20 professional league, the IPL governing council & BCCI met on Wednesday for discussion on new rules for auction and retention of the players under the guidance of Supreme Court administrators.
A Quick & Short Glance
- All of the IPL franchises (including the returning CSK & RR) are allowed to retain at most of their 5 existing players.
- This can be done using either normal player retention rule, ie before the auction and other via Right to Match (RTM) during the player auction.
- Maximum squad size can be 25(including 8 overseas) and a minimum of 17 players.
- Uncapped players have been pushed higher on the base price chart from 10 Lakhs to 20 Lakhs.
- Each franchise has been allocated a salary cap of approx $12.5 million.
- The criteria of having maximum 3 capped Indian players, maximum 2 capped overseas players and maximum 2 uncapped Indian players has to be followed by every franchise.
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