IPL Franchises Retain 3 To 5 Player
Set to create a comeback next season, tainted teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals may be allowed to retain players who played for Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions within the last 2 years, going by a proposal floated by the IPL Governing Council.
The move, if approved by franchises throughout next month’s workshop, can pave the way for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s much-anticipated come back to the Chennai Super Kings.
“We ar progressing to propose minimum three retentions – one Indian and 2 foreigners. The players, who played for Pune and Gujarat in last 2 years may be retained by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. we’ll place it ahead of owners throughout workshop next month,” an IPL Gc member Said.
The proposal if accepted can mean that Dhoni, who played for Pune Supergiants Supervisors within the last 2 editions, are automatically retained by CSK. Ditto for Suresh Raina or Ravindra Jadeja, who played for Gujarat Lions.
When IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla was contacted, he said that total retentions together with Right To Match might be something between 3 to 5, depending upon what majority of the franchises agree.
It was also learnt that majority of the franchises need a rise in salary purse from Rs 60 Cr to Rs 75 crore whereas many need it to be Rs 80 crore.
“Most of the franchises need the salary purse to Rs 75 crore. i suppose it would be done,” the official said.