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IPL teams can get four players retained, Dhoni-Jadeja will be in CSK!

Highlights:

  • Discussion between BCCI and team representatives during IPL-2021 in UAE
  • It has been agreed that each team can return up to four players, which is yet to be officially announced.
  • Two new teams will be added in the next season of IPL, two new teams will be announced soon

Teams are confused about the retention policy for the upcoming auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Board of Control for Cricket in India has not yet commented on the matter. But the board can allow teams to retain up to four players.

The IPL-2021 season recently ended in the UAE. During its few days, the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the team held discussions with the representatives. It is believed that all the parties have agreed on how many players the franchise can retain.

An earlier report by cricket website CricketBuzz had said that teams would be allowed to retain three Indian and two foreign players, with not more than four players. Apart from this, caps will be worn to retain uncapped players. Teams cannot return more than two uncapped players.

The player’s purse is expected to be worth Rs 90 crore and will increase to Rs 95 crore and Rs 100 crore after two years. If the franchise decides to retain four players, it can spend 40-45 per cent of its purse. Retention rules will be officially announced shortly after the sale of the two new teams. The two new teams are expected to be announced on October 25.

Retention rules will now answer the big question of IPL. Chennai Super Kings can now keep their legendary captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the team. Team owner N Srinivasan himself has said that he will return Dhoni. He said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a part of Chennai Super Kings, Chennai and Tamil Nadu. There is no CSK without Dhoni and there is no Dhoni without CSK. Apart from Dhoni, the team may retain two Indian players in the form of Ravindra Jadeja and Rituraj Gaikwad. Whereas Dwayne Bravo or Faf du Plessis can return in any foreign player.

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