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  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 4:16 GMT

    IPL is very enthusiastically watched and enjoyed in Afghanistan and other Associate/Affiliate Countries, So I would also suggest some of the stars from both Afghanistan and Ireland to be included in the IPL 2014, so that the associate countries entertain themselves as well, like, Mohammad Nabi great all rounder, Mohammad Shehzada great batsman, Hamid Hassan top fast bowler, Shapoor Zadran fast bowler, Samiullah Shinwari all rounder the man of the tournament in the t20 qualifier 2013, Gulbudin Naib and Najib Zadran. And from Irish Side both all rounder Paul Stirling and Kevin Obrion should be given chances.

  • POSTED BY SridharKalyan on | December 24, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    The rules make it very interesting - considering that two franchisees, CSK and MI - have in the past chosen to retain almost their entire squad, while others like RCB and KKR have gone in for major to wholesale changes. Being a die-hard CSK fan, I would like to guess that the retention list will be: Dhoni/Raina/Hussey/Bravo and a choice between Ashwin/Jaddu. This will give them the room to re-negotiate the contracts with the others from the IPL-6 Squad - most of who are likely to be bid for.

  • POSTED BY StarHawk on | December 24, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    I understand those who say the retention system is tilted in favor of the richer teams like MI, CSK etc. But, you also have to understand that these teams have spent millions of dollars in building a strong team and also spent lots of time, effort and money in marketing their team around certain players. So, it would be absolutely ridiculous for these teams to not be able to retain any of their key players and have to rebuild from scratch again. A team like RCB markets their team around Kohli and CSK markets its team around Dhoni & Raina. If they are not allowed to retain these players, these teams will lose their identity. 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY JBSA 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

  • POSTED BY sumeshganesan on | December 26, 2013, 16:53 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY 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

  • POSTED BY Mekkayel 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

  • POSTED BY Ali_Chaudhary 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.

  • POSTED BY LSmith 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..

  • POSTED BY praveen_6610 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!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY SyedAreYouDumb 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!

  • POSTED BY AltafPatel 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.

  • POSTED BY AltafPatel on | December 25, 2013, 10:55 GMT

    I wonder if RCB does not retain Gayle, DeVilliers, and Kohli !

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | December 25, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    RR can retain Sampson and Binny for 4 cr each and can get Watto , rahane and Faulkner using joker cards instead paying them 12.5 cr , 9.5 cr and 7.5 cr respectively

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    At start of the ipl all the teams started with same budget. MI and CSK both utilised there money wisely, and better than others. Thats why they are strong. They find stars in relatively unknow players like Ashwin, mohit, rayadu, saurabh tiwari. You can't fault them. Teams have invested lots of money in teams and they wan't to make profit. What if dhoni or malinga plays for other teams. MI & CSK will lose their souls. This players are important for marketing teams and help them to make some profit. You have to think of franchises too.

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    MI must retain Rohit/ Pollard/Malinga and Bhajji

  • POSTED BY Cricfever_PM on | December 25, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    IPL Teams can retain up to 6 players.. CSK, MI & RCB are most beneficiaries and Kings XI, RR & SH are least beneficiaries.. last years sad news hammered the IPL and hope this year it will not repeat and we can see good competition.

  • POSTED BY sweetspot on | December 25, 2013, 7:19 GMT

    It's a lame argument that this retention allows strong teams to remain strong, while weak teams will remain weak. Stronger teams chose wisely and their players performed - that is how they became strong teams. Players that will be rewarded through retention are those that are precious to their teams - totally fair. Those teams that are not performing so well shouldn't get to pick the stars the others developed and groomed. That is the effort those more successful franchises put in and there is no way the ones that made the worse choices should be able to capitalize on that. In any case, the best players seem to belong to the best franchises, and that is only natural. But the retention is just for 5. The franchises that don't retain anybody have plenty of money to buy awesome new talent - the exact bet the better franchises took in the earlier auctions! It is all fair.

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | December 25, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    Inspite of having very few stars, SRH did exceptionally well last year. So they should try to keep Dhavan, Steyn, Ishant in the team. Good luck to them. Hope to see RCB vs SRH final and SRH winning the title.

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 4:49 GMT

    Delhi should retail Sehwag, chand, warner, morkel, & pietersen

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 4:38 GMT

    RCB is my favorite team, the squad should include below people: Chris Gayle, AB, Mohammad Shami, Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shehzad Afghanistan, Shakar Dhawan, Sunil Narine, Hamid Hassan Afghanistan, Alex Hale, Kevin P, Paul Stirling, Stuart Binny, Vinay Kumar, Jimmy Neesham New Zealand, Luke Wright, RP Singh.

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    I wish i could watch Pakistani players playing in IPL and i think if it will so Ajmal will be sale on high price.

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 4:15 GMT

    IPL Should test Nepali player too

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 3:58 GMT

    I think Evin Lewis will be good for the IPL and CPL .......

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    Just imagine if Ajmal and Afridi are a part of this IPL ;)

  • POSTED BY android_user on | December 24, 2013, 23:59 GMT

    love u kkr 2014 team should b gambir morgan yusuf irfan narine shakib bisla shami doeschate yuvi dhawan . perfect team

  • POSTED BY JoshFromJamRock on | December 24, 2013, 23:56 GMT

    Its about time Royal Challengers Bangalore win the IPL title. With the two best T20 batsmen in Gayle and AB, with Kohli around many would put them as favorites or finalists in every edition. Gayle is the best starter in the format. AB is the best finisher in the format. Kohli is the one the best during overs 7 - 13. I suggest they go for another West Indian like Santokie, Russell, Badree, Nurse or even Narine if possible to support Rampaul. Major threats this time around will be the finalists of the just concluded tournament....May this edition be successful and drama-free. And may the best team win!

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | December 24, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    I dont know about any other teams but CSK will remain the same as they were since the start of IPL except for 1 or 2 new players.This new rule will benefit CSK and MI mostly

  • POSTED BY vikron007 on | December 24, 2013, 20:16 GMT

    Does retaining players make mathematical sense at all? I mean, on retaining 1 player, you have to shell out ~$1.92 million. This is more than what Irfan Pathan (in present value INR), the player who went for the highest at the auction went for. Even if you average the retention cost of 5 players, you pay an average of $1.2 million which is still too high. Won't it be better to get the players you want to retain in the auction itself (assuming the previous highs are not broken).

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 19:37 GMT

    Kxip should not retain any player but can used joker card as miller azhar and marsh And shud grab yuvi harbhjan if realise or go for utthpa s.tiwari as Indian batsmam

  • POSTED BY ullasjp on | December 24, 2013, 18:59 GMT

    i want my rcb team to be like this 1.Gayle 2.Pujara 3.Kholi 4.Uthappa/yuvi 5.Abd 6.maxwell/Bravo 7.Stuart binny 8.Moris/steyn/johnson 9.Vinay 10.RP Singh 11.good spinner. wat do you think guys hw is my team

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | December 24, 2013, 17:36 GMT

    6 Players who should make IPL debuts in 2014. 1) Krishmar Santokie A very tricky left arm pacer who has been the best bowler in the Carribean T20 2 years runnings. 2) Michael Carberry has been the stand out T20 batsman in England's T20 the past 2 years 3) Vernon Pillander class bowler and capable batsman not sure why he hasn't represented SA or IPL already 4)Jimmy Neesham showed in CLT20 he could be useful all-rounder if not backup for any side 5) Alex Hales very deadly opening batsman most should know now 6) Darren Bravo cos who doesn't want to watch another classy left handed batsman ? He also showed glimpses in the CLT20 he can be deadly in this format. Left field shot young T and T player Evin Lewis who hit blistering knocks in the CLT20 IPL could make another West Indies hero Broom of NZ also another worthy back up option.

  • POSTED BY dhiraj_korada on | December 24, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    Big blow for the newer and weaker teams with no choice of top plaers even if they had cash

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    No Pakistani Players Again ?

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | December 24, 2013, 16:52 GMT

    A Mumbai team without Tendulkar, hard to even think of.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | December 24, 2013, 16:44 GMT

    now I believe ipl heading in right direction. with player retention costing so much I doubt any 1 will retain anybody. you r getting 3 joker cards anf that s what will be used by most teams.i believe at least 7 off 8 teams wont retain anybody and jokers will b used only exception is mi or csk. they hv 6 players to retain. most teams hv only 3 match winners

    mi- johnson malinga rohit ( harbhajan karthik rayadu)

    kkr gauti narine morgan csk dhoni raina jadeja (if 6- bravo ashwin vijay)

    punjab miller nayar hussey/azhar rr rahane watto sanju/faulkner dd 1. viru/irfan 2.jayawardane$ warner3. pieterson

    srh dhawan steyn mishra rcb gayle kohli ab de villers

    easiest was rcb

    agree?

  • POSTED BY FAB_ALI on | December 24, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    Retention predictions: RR - Watson, Rahane & Hodge. MI- Rohit, Johnson, Malinga & Pollard. CSK- Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin HYD- Dhawan, Steyn, Perera. RCB- Kohli, Gayle & ABD. KKR- Gambhir. DD & PJB- Complete Makeover.

  • POSTED BY Nair_saab on | December 24, 2013, 16:22 GMT

    There is no point in arguing that KXI & RR does not have big players to retain coz they have spend so less money in building a strong team that on some occasions they have been fined by the ipl committee for not spending min salary amount. Other teams have spend money, build a brand & at least tried to build a strong fan base. Also if a franchisee retains 5 players they will only be left with 21 crores against 60 crores for those who chose not to retain any. Five players are not going to make a team, there has to be at least 11 more with 21 crores. I think thats a fair game. you have good Indian players like yuvraj,pujara(if not retained),Uthappa,Manish Pandey & a few u-19 and domestic players in the auction. So build a new team -select carefully.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 16:01 GMT

    For Mumbai Indans, they should do as follows Player 1 - Rohit Sharma Rs 125 million Player 2 - Kerion Pollard Rs 95 million Player 3 - Ambayti Rayudu Rs 75 million Player 4 - Lasith Malinga Rs 55 million Player 5 - Harbhajan Singh Rs 40 million and if Possible Finch, Yuvraj, Abu Nechim, Rishi Dhawan, Kulkarni, S. Yadav, Ojha, Umesh Yadav, B, Kumar, Tare, Marathe and Corey Anderson. Finch, Tare, Rayudu, Rohit, Yuvraj, Pollard, Rishi Dhawan, Harbhajan, Bhuvi, Malinga, Ojha.

  • POSTED BY jee1 on | December 24, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    @Army_rangers , cheers bro!!Yes..I am RCBian too!!

    As 3 foreign players(Gayle,AB,Rampaul) will play every match,there is only 1 spot for another foreign player left..And that will be either an all-rounder or a spinner..An all-rounder will benefit the team more..Henriques did a decent job last year..

    KKR will not leave Senanayake out of their team as he did a good job..So,it looks like an Indian spinner is required..Murali Karthik/Parvez Rasool might be a good pick..

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 15:49 GMT

    Why is the retaining price different for player 1,2,3,4,5? What's the advantage of paying 125 m to player 1 over paying 40m to player5?

  • POSTED BY westindiesupporter on | December 24, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    For Punjab miller, mandeep, praveen, awana and chawla should be retained.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    rajasthan retains watto,rahane,hodge,faulky

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | December 24, 2013, 14:56 GMT

    Hope Sunrisers keep Sammy Steyn Dhawan Perrera and De Cock and match for Mishra and Ishant they were a good team unit perfomed very well for first yr.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 14:42 GMT

    MI - Rohit, Malinga, Dinesh , Pollard, Johnson

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 14:25 GMT

    i have a question.After the bidding can a team buy any retained player from other team by bidding a higher amount??

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 14:24 GMT

    Every year their is a huge discussion regarding the fairplay.I mean when it comes to the presence of equal number of quality players in the teams.I think player retention is unfair and that too five.Look at KXIP, they hardly have a match-winner in their side except may be David Miller and they would have wanted someone who could take their side a step forward.But now with player retention policy they could hardly have a choice to select any 'good' player since most of the team would preferably retain some of their best players. KXIP are left with the players from Pune Warriors India to choose from.So the whole objective of 'equal-play' diminishes.At max,two players from each side is a better option than five.!

  • POSTED BY Shridharan.S on | December 24, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    I think the likes of Alex Hales, Vernon Philander, Trent Boult (if in auction), Luke Wright, Kyle Abbott, Hamish Rutherford and James Neesham in particular, will be hot picks. Graeme Swann will also be a good choice provided he plays in the IPL as he has retired from International and First-class cricket only. Also feel that Quinton de Kock will be retained by SRH after his tremondous showing in the series against India. If he is not retained, then he surely fetch a high price. RCB need a couple of local and overseas all-rounders and 2-3 good bowlers to get their team combination right. They could go for Vernon Philander. SRH need good local batting talent and they have a very good opportunity to buy either Manish Pandey or Robin Uthappa or both.

  • POSTED BY Riddymon on | December 24, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Dayle Steyn, Darren Sammy, Thisara Perera, Shikar Dhawan must be retained for sunrisers.

  • POSTED BY Shridharan.S on | December 24, 2013, 14:09 GMT

    @Naveen Raj, the auctions will surely be telecasted live on Sony Six.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 13:54 GMT

    Will anybody explain me the situation of Ambati Rayadu? In last auction he was in uncapped players list after that he made debut for India now he is capped player. Big Question is "can Mumbai Indians retain his service for upcoming season?".

  • POSTED BY Army_rangers on | December 24, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    @jee1 superb bro..i was thinking the same way buddy..hoping u r a rcbian ,cheers man..we just need to buy one good spinner,may be senanayake and one good pacer like philander and one good alrounder thats all..

  • POSTED BY Sarlana on | December 24, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    Due to the general elections in india, I am not sure whether they will conduct IPL in india or some other location?

  • POSTED BY afghan_cric_lover on | December 24, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    i hope that afghan players will be included in IPL 2014

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    MI-rohit bhajji mlnga jnsn ,pollad

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    I can understand why some people are crying foul. Some teams are more OP than others(SHR, KXIP, RR). But I would hate to see a major shake up of the teams and star players of one team, who the fans have started relating to, play for another. Players from Pune will all be available and there are some really good players who werent picked last auction. Also while MI and CSK will continue to remain OP due to the retention policy, it is interesting to see what RR accomplished last season with its team of non-superstars

  • POSTED BY dirtydozen on | December 24, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    i suggest that mumbai retains sharma, raydu,harbhajan, maxwell and pollard 6th- johnson

  • POSTED BY mmmuthukumar on | December 24, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    All is fair in love and war

  • POSTED BY android_user on | December 24, 2013, 13:08 GMT

    Rajasthan should retain Shane Watson... Ajinkya rahane... Brad hodge... Sanju Samson...

  • POSTED BY ButchiReddy_TimmaReddy on | December 24, 2013, 13:05 GMT

    I hope these r the players who ll be retained SRH - Dhavan, Mishra, Steyn, Perera and Dumini MI - RoHIT, Malinga, Pollard, Johnson and Harbajan DD - Sehwag, Peterson, Warner, Morkel and Irfan KKR - Gambhir, Morgan, Yusuf, Kallis and Narine KXIP - David Hussy, Miller, Harris, Marsh and Praveen RR - Hodge, Watson, Rahane, Faulkner and Samson RCB - Gayle, Kohli, ABD and Vinay CSK - Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin and Bravo

  • POSTED BY android_user on | December 24, 2013, 13:02 GMT

    What is the point of the right to match cards? Are these complicated rules necessary? Lastly why can't Teams sell and buy players like in Football?

  • POSTED BY jee1 on | December 24, 2013, 13:00 GMT

    I think RCB should retain:-

    1)Gayle 2)AB 3)Kohli 4)Rampaul(RCB needs a quality pace bowler)

    5th place is between Zaheer or Mayank Agarwal..If Zaheer is fit,they should go for him..Else,Mayank,who is uncapped,can be bought for same 40m as Zak..

    And I think after retaining these 5 players,'right to recall' card must be used to pick Vinay Kumar,as no team would buy him(seriously,Vinay is good in T-20..His performance in earlier matches for RCB in 2013 was good)..If not Vinay,Unadkat shd be picked from right to recall rule..

    And in auction,they have to bid for players like Uthappa,Manish Pandey(as Pune team is not active anymore),Samson , who are all very good...

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    It shud have been 2-3 players retention

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    going to bunk the school on feb 12th (if 13th needed)

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    its highly in favor of CSK and MI, as once again they will b able to fetch all key indian players and leaving very few good quality Indian player for other teams...

    Most probably this is how it will round off-

    CSK- MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravinder Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Faf duPlessis 6th Player (Joker Card): Baba Aparijith/Anirudh Shrikkanth MI- Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard/Lasith Malinga; 6th Player (Joker Card): Rishi Dhawan

    rest of the teams will retain hardly 2-3 players and most will land up in Auction

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:37 GMT

    RCB should retain:

    1) Virat Kohli. 2) Chris Gayle, 3) Ab de Villiers, 4) Zaheer Khan (YES), 5) None (Not Vinay Kumar please, get him back in auction (again not using jokers card).

  • POSTED BY nagSomayaji on | December 24, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    Auction should have been on weekends :( It will be fun watching auctions always

  • POSTED BY Pranav_Kulkarni on | December 24, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    Mumbai Indians will surely retain Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson. The last place will be either Dwayne Smith or Harbhajan. Going by the current form I would think Harbhajan should not be retained.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    Should allow Indian players to play in Other T20 Leagues ....

  • POSTED BY rizu26 on | December 24, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    imagine dhoni ,kohli, rohit, dhawan,ashwin, raina,steyn,morkel,narine,pollard,gayle,malinga, devilliers,jadeja in one team....wow.wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • POSTED BY cric_crazy123 on | December 24, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Player retention is good but it should be limited to maximum 3 players. I cant imagine Dhoni playing for RCB,RR,KKR or any other team or Rohit,malinga playing for other team. They had become brand for their team. Most of CSKian fan cheers for Dhoni only. but as far as five players can be retained ,following team should retain these players:.... Mumbai Indian: Rohit,Harbhajan,Malinga,Johnson,Pollard..... CSK: Dhoni,Raina,Ashwin, Jadeja.... RCB: ABD,Kohli,Gayle.... KKR: Gambhir,Kallis,Morgan.... RR: Watson,Rahane,Faulkner,Sanju.... KXIP: Miller,Azhar mahmood.... DD: Sehwag,M Morkel.... SH: Steyn,Dhavan..

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:20 GMT

    hoping ireland afghan and some associate players in the auction

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | December 24, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    THIS IS UNFAIR .stronger teams remain stronger and weak teams remain weaker.So IPL title will go among 3 or 4 teams which makes the comptition bit boring,And i must say see gayle ,AB,steyn in on franchise for rest of the leagues is boring and it will be a new thrilling action if they play in another whole new franchise.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 12:18 GMT

    mudhabir - Bro, they play for South Africa :)

  • POSTED BY vish57 on | December 24, 2013, 12:12 GMT

    There should be no player retention at all; at best each team can have 3 match cards; This method of player retention is unfair to weak teams.

  • POSTED BY ButchiReddy_TimmaReddy on | December 24, 2013, 12:06 GMT

    SRH may retain.. Steyn, sammy, dumini, perera and dhavan Good Luck SRH

  • POSTED BY hotcric01 on | December 24, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    This is not fair.IPL is going to be boring with almost same players set in a team in each and every year.especially teams like Mumbai and chennai.

  • POSTED BY 504429641 on | December 24, 2013, 12:02 GMT

    scenario for my home team (SRH): Retain these 6 players (5 + 1 right to match): Shikhar Dhawan (C), Mishra, Steyn, Perera, Sammy and Ishant (if Hyderabad pitches are as bowler friendly as in last IPL). Now with Steyn, Ishant, Mishra, Perera, Sammy + Karan/Ashish Reddy; bowling department is almost complete (get one overseas bowler backup and one Indian bowler backup in the auction). SRH can completely focus on getting good Indian batsmen in the Auction, which was the main drawback in past seasons, + 1 or 2 good overseas batsmen.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    Good concept becoz each team is recognized by their icon players.At least the poor teams have chance to pick up other good players.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    It would be good if there is a live telecast of these auctions

  • POSTED BY Ramanathan-sriram on | December 24, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    Mumbai will definitely retain Rohit because he captained and won IPL and champions league for MI. so i hope MI will retain Rohit,Malinga,Pollard and Maxwell.

  • POSTED BY sakkath on | December 24, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    according to this a team can get 6 classic players from the current squad and again weaker teams remain weaker and stronger as strong

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | December 24, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    I think if all the teams retain 5 players then

    Bangalore will retain Kohli, Gayle, de Villiers, Zak, and Vinay Kumar

    Delhi - Unmukt Chand, Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Pieterson, and Sehwag/David Warner

    Mumbai - Rohit Sharma, D. Smith, Pollard, Harbhajan, and Karthik

    Kolkata - Gambhir, Shaquib al-hasan, Manvinder Bisla, Balaji, and Manoj Tiwari

    Hyderabad - Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Duminy, Dhawan, and Steyn

    Chennai - Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bravo and Du plessis

    Rajasthan - Samson, Watson, Rahane, Faulkner, Perera

    Punjab - Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, Praveen Kumar, Harris, Miller

  • POSTED BY android_user on | December 24, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    We thought it will be an open auction but retaining 5 of the players will affect some times like punjab rajasthan etc tho teams like mumbai chennai and banglore will be more than happy cuz they have stars which they will surely retain and not giving other franchises to pick a gayle,pollard,dhoni,ab,malinga etc..

  • POSTED BY sakkath on | December 24, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    rcb gayle kholi abd hope rcb wins this time by taking some good foriegn bowlers

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    @Mudhabir: steyn, morkel, FaF and Ab are in one team -- the SA team:)

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    @Ramesh Balakrishnan: Stop whining. It isn't their fault that your franchise didn't plan ahead in earlier auctions and instead, went about making impulse buys that weren't sustainable in the long run.

  • POSTED BY mudhabir on | December 24, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    I want Steyn , AB , Faf and Morkel in one team

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    CSK, RCB and MI have got huge, unfair advantage over other teams. Consider CSK - they will retain MSD, Raina, Bravo and 2 other players. MI will retain Pollard, Malinga, Johnson and 2 others. RCB - Gayle, Kohli, ABD and 2 others. It's a steal - daylight robbery.

  • POSTED BY IndiaCricketFans on | December 24, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    It was informed to everyone during the last season that no player will be retained and there will be only a fresh auction.. Now the point here is most of the franchise will keep their main players...This is not good..let the new team be there for next two seasons

  • POSTED BY on | December 25, 2013, 4:16 GMT

    IPL is very enthusiastically watched and enjoyed in Afghanistan and other Associate/Affiliate Countries, So I would also suggest some of the stars from both Afghanistan and Ireland to be included in the IPL 2014, so that the associate countries entertain themselves as well, like, Mohammad Nabi great all rounder, Mohammad Shehzada great batsman, Hamid Hassan top fast bowler, Shapoor Zadran fast bowler, Samiullah Shinwari all rounder the man of the tournament in the t20 qualifier 2013, Gulbudin Naib and Najib Zadran. And from Irish Side both all rounder Paul Stirling and Kevin Obrion should be given chances.

  • POSTED BY SridharKalyan on | December 24, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    The rules make it very interesting - considering that two franchisees, CSK and MI - have in the past chosen to retain almost their entire squad, while others like RCB and KKR have gone in for major to wholesale changes. Being a die-hard CSK fan, I would like to guess that the retention list will be: Dhoni/Raina/Hussey/Bravo and a choice between Ashwin/Jaddu. This will give them the room to re-negotiate the contracts with the others from the IPL-6 Squad - most of who are likely to be bid for.

  • POSTED BY StarHawk on | December 24, 2013, 15:26 GMT

    I understand those who say the retention system is tilted in favor of the richer teams like MI, CSK etc. But, you also have to understand that these teams have spent millions of dollars in building a strong team and also spent lots of time, effort and money in marketing their team around certain players. So, it would be absolutely ridiculous for these teams to not be able to retain any of their key players and have to rebuild from scratch again. A team like RCB markets their team around Kohli and CSK markets its team around Dhoni & Raina. If they are not allowed to retain these players, these teams will lose their identity. 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY JBSA 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

  • POSTED BY sumeshganesan on | December 26, 2013, 16:53 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY 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

  • POSTED BY Mekkayel 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

  • POSTED BY Ali_Chaudhary 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.

  • POSTED BY LSmith 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..

  • POSTED BY IndiaCricketFans on | December 24, 2013, 10:45 GMT

    It was informed to everyone during the last season that no player will be retained and there will be only a fresh auction.. Now the point here is most of the franchise will keep their main players...This is not good..let the new team be there for next two seasons

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 10:51 GMT

    CSK, RCB and MI have got huge, unfair advantage over other teams. Consider CSK - they will retain MSD, Raina, Bravo and 2 other players. MI will retain Pollard, Malinga, Johnson and 2 others. RCB - Gayle, Kohli, ABD and 2 others. It's a steal - daylight robbery.

  • POSTED BY mudhabir on | December 24, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    I want Steyn , AB , Faf and Morkel in one team

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    @Ramesh Balakrishnan: Stop whining. It isn't their fault that your franchise didn't plan ahead in earlier auctions and instead, went about making impulse buys that weren't sustainable in the long run.

  • POSTED BY on | December 24, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    @Mudhabir: steyn, morkel, FaF and Ab are in one team -- the SA team:)

  • POSTED BY sakkath on | December 24, 2013, 11:15 GMT

    rcb gayle kholi abd hope rcb wins this time by taking some good foriegn bowlers

  • POSTED BY android_user on | December 24, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    We thought it will be an open auction but retaining 5 of the players will affect some times like punjab rajasthan etc tho teams like mumbai chennai and banglore will be more than happy cuz they have stars which they will surely retain and not giving other franchises to pick a gayle,pollard,dhoni,ab,malinga etc..

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | December 24, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    I think if all the teams retain 5 players then

    Bangalore will retain Kohli, Gayle, de Villiers, Zak, and Vinay Kumar

    Delhi - Unmukt Chand, Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Pieterson, and Sehwag/David Warner

    Mumbai - Rohit Sharma, D. Smith, Pollard, Harbhajan, and Karthik

    Kolkata - Gambhir, Shaquib al-hasan, Manvinder Bisla, Balaji, and Manoj Tiwari

    Hyderabad - Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Duminy, Dhawan, and Steyn

    Chennai - Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bravo and Du plessis

    Rajasthan - Samson, Watson, Rahane, Faulkner, Perera

    Punjab - Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, Praveen Kumar, Harris, Miller

  • POSTED BY sakkath on | December 24, 2013, 11:27 GMT

    according to this a team can get 6 classic players from the current squad and again weaker teams remain weaker and stronger as strong

  • POSTED BY Ramanathan-sriram on | December 24, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    Mumbai will definitely retain Rohit because he captained and won IPL and champions league for MI. so i hope MI will retain Rohit,Malinga,Pollard and Maxwell.

IPL news December 24, 2013

IPL franchises allowed to retain up to five players

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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