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Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018

07 December, 2017, 01:52 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018

The players who played for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royal respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017, will be part of the pool available to CSK and RR for retention or Right to Match, decided the IPL Governing Council. Governing Council has cleared up the issue and therefore Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be retained for the upcoming IPL season.

The decision was taken during the IPL Governing Council's meeting with the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) here.

If only two players are retained, then the first will cost the franchise INR 12.5 crore from the salary cap, and the second INR 8.5 crore. So, if a franchise does not to directly retain any player, it will be allowed a maximum of three RTMs at the auctions.

The players of CSK and RR were shifted to new franchises, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had asked franchises as to how many players they would like to retain.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to return as a Chennai Super Kings player in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League.

The total purse of each team will range from Rs 66 to 80 crores. (On MS Dhoni coming back to CSK as captain) Obvious, yes. The swashbuckling cricketer from Ranchi in Jharkhand has played in 159 IPL matches scoring 3,561 runs off 2,604 balls at an average of 37.88. The IPL said the franchises will need to spend at least 75% of the salary cap each season, and that each squad should contain between 18 and 25 players with a limit of eight overseas players per franchise. It will increase further to INR 82 crore in 2019, and to INR 85 crore in 2020. If only one player is retained, then he will cost the franchise INR 12.5 crore from the salary cap.

George also confirmed that they can only retain players who played for them in 2015. The report said that Rajasthan Royals wanted everyone to go back to the auction pool again.

The auction reserve prices have also been increased, with a hike of Rs 10 lakh in the prices for uncapped players, which will now begin from Rs 20, 30 or 40 lakh.

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