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Ugra: Retention makes salary caps ineffective

Sharda Ugra voices her opinions on the new IPL rules regarding player auctions

December 24, 2013

Posted by crying_game on (December 24, 2013, 18:33 GMT)

Player retention is essential to maintain not only the fan base but also a sense of continuity in the league. I am not sure brand new teams is a good solution and there is considerable agreement on this though there is variation on how many players to be retained etc. Now, a team that retains 5 players essentially is left with only 35% of the salary cap going into the auction, not a meagre change. This would leave them with less possibililty of buying back anymore highly desired players even using the match card. That is fair enough, and almost as fair as it can get using player retention.

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