Following the conclusion of IPL 2021, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has started the preparation for the 2022 edition in full swing. The Indian board has decided to expand the T20 extravaganza to a ten-team tournament with the inclusion of two new teams.
In the same light, the RPSG group has acquired the rights for the new Lucknow franchise while CVC capital will own the Ahemdabad team. It is now learned that the IPL governing council has also decided on the retention rules for the old franchises.
As per a report published in ESPNcricinfo, BCCI has informally told all the eight franchises that they will be allowed to retain a maximum of four players from their current squad. The four players can be a combination of a maximum of three Indian players and two overseas players. Also, the Indian players picked for retention can be all capped, all uncapped, or a mix of both.
New franchises to pick three players for IPL 2022
It will depend on the players’ whether they wish to get retained by their current franchises. A player can decide to go into the mega auction if he wants to change his franchise or is hoping for a better paycheck in the mega auction. Meanwhile, it is revealed that the old franchises won’t have an option of using RTM during the mega-auction.
The authorities have also decided to increase the purse for the franchises to INR 90 crores from INR 85 crores. As far as the two new franchises are concerned, the BCCI has decided that the two teams will be allowed to pick a total of three players, two Indian and one overseas player.
The Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchise will be allowed to pick players from the remaining pool of the players. Though the rules are almost confirmed, an official confirmation is awaited from the Indian board and the IPL governing Council.