IPL news December 24, 2013

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL franchises will be allowed to retain up to five players ahead of the 2014 auction, and have the option of buying back additional members of their squads at the auction via "right to match" cards, according to the rules released on Tuesday. The auction will be on February 12, and carried into February 13 if required, at a venue yet to be decided.

The right to match essentially gives a franchise the first right of refusal to its players, allowing it to buy its player back after other franchises have completed the bidding process for him. For example, if Mumbai Indians have already retained five players but want Player X, they merely have to wait till the bidding in the open auction for Player X is over and match the highest bid offered for him.

The number of right to match cards available to each franchise will depend on the number of players already retained. A franchise retaining between three and five players will have one right to match card, while a franchise retaining up to two players will have two right to match cards; those not retaining any player will have three cards to play.

In all, combining players retained before the auction and those for whom the right to match is exercised, a franchise cannot retain more than four capped India players.

The salary cap for franchises is set at Rs 600 million (approx US$ 9.6 million at the current exchange rate) for 2014. All players, including uncapped Indians, will go into the auction. Indians will be paid in rupees starting from the 2014 season, while overseas players have the option of choosing the currency in which they are paid. Players will be paid an additional 10% of their IPL fee, if they play in the Champions League T20 for their franchise.

Click here to read the full list of player regulations for IPL 2014

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  • Dummy4 on December 29, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    The rules make it very interesting.....but the option of using the right to match card dosent go on well as each team goes on kinda retaining 7-8 players or more which is more again kinda more than quarter-half a team retained....anyways It's not a good situation if each team has to build from scratch each year since a lot of effort went into building a strong team.

  • Boromeo on December 26, 2013, 20:02 GMT

    The Players who the teams to watch out for Retentions

    CSK: Mohit Sharma, F Du Plessis. M Hussey Compulsory to retain: MSD, Raina, Bravo, Ashwin/Vijay, Jadeja/Morkel

    DD: Sehwag, U Chand, M Juneja Compulsory to retain: K Pietersen, D Warner, I Pathan, M Morkel/V Aaron, U Yadav

    KXIP: R Harris Compulsory to retain: S Marsh, D Miller, P Chawla

    KKR: S Al Hasan, Ryan Ten Doeschate Compulsory to retain: J Kallis, G Gambhir, Y Pathan, S Narine, M Shammi/M Tiwary/E Morgan

    MI: Kulkarni, H Singh, R Dhawan Compulsory to retain: R Sharma, L Malinga, K Pollard, D Smith/M Johnson/G Maxwell, DK/P Ojha/A Rayudu

    RR: Samson,Binny Compulsory to retain: S Watson, A Rahane, J Faulkner as others are mostly Non International Indians who can be retained by the team

    RCB: S Tiwary, V Zol Compulsory to retain: C Gayle, AB de Villers, V Kohli, Vinay Kumar/RP Singh/ J Unadkat, Dilshan/R Rampual

    SRH:Q de Kock, A Reddy Compulsory: D Steyn, S Dhawan, JP Duminy, P Patel/A Mishra, K Sangakkara/D Sammy/Perera

  • sumesh on December 26, 2013, 16:53 GMT

    CSK retain players- Dhoni ,vijay,raina,bravo and ashwin......

  • Dummy4 on December 26, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    My opinion about retained players from different teams:

    CSK - MSD, Raina, Ashwin, Jadeja and Bravo MI - Rohit, Karthik, Pollard, Malinga and Johnson RCB - Kohli, AB and Gayle KKR - Gambhir, Yusuf, McCullum, Narine KXIP - Shaun, Miller, Praveen, Harris (Subject to fitness) RR - Watson, Rahane, Faulkner, Binny, Samson SRH - Dhawan, De Kock, Steyn, Mishra, Perera DD - Sehwag, Warner, Pieterson, Irfan, Morne

  • Josiah on December 25, 2013, 23:18 GMT

    Nobody is going to care about the ipl in a few more years, it already destroys cricket as it is

  • Ali on December 25, 2013, 22:15 GMT

    Why retain players? Doent mak esense. Let every player go through to bid prcess. Suppose Punjab buy Rohit? they can be a better team? gud players will be retained and only non performer or lesser player will be available for weak teams.

  • L on December 25, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    Toilet buildup Money should be deducted from players Irrespective of the IPL fee agreed to between the franchise and the retained player, a fixed amount will be deducted from the franchise's salary cap per player retained to built toilets all over in india. The break-up is as follows: Capped players Player 1 - Rs 12.5 million Player 2 - Rs 9.5 million Player 3 - Rs 7.5 million Player 4 - Rs 5.5 million Player 5 - Rs 4.0 million Uncapped players Rs 4.0 million for each uncapped player retained.

    This will ensure that people stay away from cricket pitch when they look for open space to relieve..

  • praveen on December 25, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    I guess this IPL is probably going to be played in SA , so all the IPL teams would have a different strategy for bidding, SA player like PHILANDER, HENRY DAVIDS would be most interesting bid . As far as retention is considered VERY HAPPY , so what did u ppl expect IPL to make rules in favor of RR, KXIP. Clearly were IPL is today is because of MI, CSK , RCB so for furthur growth and loyalty to continue this was essential.

    IPL ROCKSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

  • Syed on December 25, 2013, 14:11 GMT

    If RCB retain Kohli, AB and Gayle and buy a very good pacer (philander hasn't got a team) and a quality spinning allrounder (shakib, providing he isnt retained by KKR) they will win IPL I am sure!

  • Altaf on December 25, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    There is no doubt that Dhoni and team (Raina, Ashvin, Jadeja, Murali Vijay) will be retained in CSK.