A maximum of either three retentions or three RTMs at the discretion of the franchises.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings to two consecutive IPl victories. Rajasthan Royals (RR) was the other IPL team to be banned for the same duration after the betting ring was busted. Now, in a recent development, the much awaited rules for the player retention policies have been announced.
The Governing Council meeting was attended by the members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
"The player pool available for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for retention/Right to Match will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017", he added.
Also, every team can retain up to five players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre Player Auction) and Right to Match (RTM) (applicable during the Player Auction).
Under the leadership of former Indian captain, CSK became one of the most consistent performers in the tournament over the years.
In October this year, the IPL governing council floated a proposal, stating that CSK and RR can retain players who moved to Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions for two years following a draft.
The decision was taken by the IPL Governing Council on Wednesday. For the 2018 IPL season, the salary budgets for the IPL teams have also been increased to 80 crores from 66 crores.
In the secured players, a team may pick a maximum number of 3 capped Indian players, maximum of 2 overseas players, and a maximum of 2 uncapped Indian players. For Dhoni and CSK fans, it means that MSD will don the yellow jersey once again.
The player auctions for the next edition is tentatively scheduled to be held in February.
In the event of the franchise not retaining a player directly, they will be allowed to use their right to match thrice during the player auction. Besides, the IPL also got a windfall of 16,347.50 crore thanks to its media rights, bought by STAR India.