While the teams that took part in the 2017 edition can retain players from squad that was submitted ahead of the 2017 season, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, who are coming back from a two-year suspension, won't have the luxury of retaining players from last year. For the comeback teams, the Royals and the CSK, the GC announced that they will get to retain players from their pool of players who played for them in the 2015 edition of the IPL.
In the Indian Premier League T20 Tournament, Chennai Super Kings will lead by the former captain of India MS Dhoni with whom the team CSK has won IPL title for two teams. It was also chose to increase the total purse of each franchise from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore.
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 (RTM) (During the Player Auction). "Increased salary cap of players & base price of uncapped players", said the IPL commissioner Rajeev Shukla.
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The other restrictions on player retention are: a maximum of three capped Indian players can be retained, and only two overseas players and two uncapped Indian players can be retained. So, if a franchise does not to directly retain any player, it will be allowed a maximum of three RTMs at the auctions. A retention of only two players would cost them INR 12.5 and 8.5 (INR 21 Crores) respectively.
If there is no retention before player auction then franchises can have up to 3 RTM. Mumbai Indians will retain Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, and the Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal) and also Royal Challengers Bangalore retains Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle but Shane Watson is not confirmed. If only one player is retained, then he will cost the franchise INR 12.5 crore from the salary cap. Therefore, the team that retains all three players will go into the auction with a reduced purse of Rs 47 crore.
Minimum expenditure: 75 percent of the salary cap for each season.
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