The IPL Governing Council met in New Delhi on Wed to decide on the salary cap, player retention policy and player regulations for the upcoming editions of the league.
An IPL franchise is eligible to secure up to 5 players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre Player Auction) and Right to Match (RTM) (During the Player Auction). This means MS Dhoni can turn up for Chennai Super Kings the next season. A maximum of either 3 retentions or 3 RTM at the discretion of the franchises. If there is no retention before player auction then franchises can have up to 3 RTM Following will apply irrespective of player retention or RTM 1 Maximum number of 3 Capped Indian players. 2 The maximum number of 2 Overseas players. 3 The maximum number of 2 Uncapped Indian players.
What lies ahead of returning CSK and RR The player pool available for CSK and RR for retention/RTM will be the players who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and GL squads in IPL 2017.
2018: Rs 80 crore 2019: Rs 82 crore 2020: Rs 85 crore Minimum spend: 75 percent of the salary cap Player Retention Price Guideline Option 1 3 players retained pre-auction Salary Cap Player 1: Rs 15 cr Player 2: Rs 11 cr Player 3: Rs 7 cr Option 2 2 players retained pre-auction Salary Cap Player 1: Rs 12.5 cr Player 2: Rs 8.5 cr Option 3 1 player retained pre-auction Salary Cap Player 1: Rs 12.5 cr Uncapped players INR 3 crore per player.
The deduction from a salary purse in case of retention will be determined on the basis of guideline price or actual price (whichever is higher). Minimum Auction Reserve Price Uncapped players Rs 10 lakh increased to Rs 20 lakh-Rs 20 lakh increased to Rs 30 lakh-Rs 30 lakh increased to Rs 40 lakh Capped Players Rs 30 lakh increased to Rs 50 lakh-Rs 50 lakh increased to Rs 75 lakh-Rs 75 lakh increased to Rs 1 crore-Rs 1 crore increased to Rs 1.5 crore-Rs 1.5 crores increased to Rs 2 crore-Rs 2 crore base price remained unchanged. Squad Size A maximum of 25 players (up to 8 overseas) and a minimum of 18 players.