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IPL player retention 2018:Max 5 players can be retained/RTM[Deadline for player retentions and auction date to be announced]

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32 minutes ago, Kool_SRG said:

Dhoni will back him for sure...Even if not retained they will bid for him auction, If they aren't interested in retaining him good for SRH needs to look to cash on it..

kris sreekanth gaadu.. karchu pettanivvadu...yedava

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10 minutes ago, chicchara said:

kris sreekanth gaadu.. karchu pettanivvadu...yedava

Shreekanth is part of SRH no...CSK ki vaadiki enti link think_ww

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Hardik Pandya to leave Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2018 auctions? Here’s what he said

 
 
Rumours surfaced last month that IPL franchisees were preparing a big money move for the Mumbai Indians star.
Having already achieved 2 titles during his 3-year stint, Pandya is hungry for more success with the Paltans. (Photo: BCCI)
 Having already achieved 2 titles during his 3-year stint, Pandya is hungry for more success with the Paltans. (Photo: BCCI)

Mumbai: Hardik Pandya’s rise to the top in international cricket has been well documented. In the past few series for the national team, the Baroda all-rounder has emerged as a revelation for Virat Kohli’s side in all three formats of the game and is displaying his credentials as a finisher, given that MS Dhoni’s abilities are on the wane.

With Pandya’s stock rising globally, rumours surfaced last month that IPL franchisees were preparing a big money move for the Mumbai Indians star after he expressed his desire to leave the three-time IPL champions. After players were reportedly known to be given the first priority to either stay with their teams or go under the hammer in the auctions, reports further suggested that the dashing all-rounder was eyeing an improvised IPL contract.

 

However, the 24-year-old quashed all rumours stating they were false and committed his future under Rohit Sharma’s side.

“I was disappointed when I heard this news because this is false. This team has given me everything. Why would I leave it? My life changed when I got a chance to play for MI (Mumbai Indians) and then I never looked back. I had a small failure and that’s why I learned to be even more professional. You need to understand that some things are bad. That’s how you improve in life,” said Pandya in an interview with News 18.

 

In 2013, Pandya was purchased for a bargain price of Rs 10 lakhs. Mumbai Indians increased his fees to Rs 20 lakh three seasons later but purchased his elder brother Krunal for a whopping Rs 2 crore in the same season.

Having already achieved 2 titles during his 3-year stint, Pandya is hungry for more success with the Paltans.

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TA Sekar steps down as Delhi Daredevils director

 
TA Sekar was involved with the franchise since its inception in 2008.
TA Sekar was involved with the franchise since its inception in 2008. © BCCI

 

TA Sekar steps down as Delhi Daredevils' director for personal reasons after being involved with the franchise since its inception, the Indian Premier League franchise announcedon Thursday(November 16).

 

 

"It has been a very difficult decision for me to make, but it was for purely personal reasons," Sekar said following his decision. "I'm grateful for the support and understanding from the franchise. It has been an absolute privilege being part of the franchise since its inception in 2008."

 

 

"We respect Sekar's decision," said Hemant Dua, the franchise's chief executive. "We are naturally very disappointed to not have Sekar in our midst going forward, but as a franchise we clearly understand his position. Sekar was an invaluable asset to the franchise and his departure leaves a vacuum that will be difficult to fill," he added.

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IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils eye Aussie legend Ricky Ponting as coach

 
 
After leading the Mumbai Indians to glory during the 2015 edition, the former Australia skipper is rumoured to make a comeback in the IPL.
Despite failing to win anything as a player, the 42-year-old enjoyed a successful stint as coach in 2015 ago before he was replaced by former Sri Lankan batting ace Mahela Jayawardena. (Photo: BCCI)
 Despite failing to win anything as a player, the 42-year-old enjoyed a successful stint as coach in 2015 ago before he was replaced by former Sri Lankan batting ace Mahela Jayawardena. (Photo: BCCI)

Mumbai: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is rumoured to make his comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 season as coach. After leading the Mumbai Indians to glory during the 2015 edition, the Aussie legend is now being linked with franchisees Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals.

"Ponting is most likely to be signed up by the Daredevils as their next coach. However, apart from the Daredevils, he's also being wooed by the Rajasthan Royals (who'll return to the IPL after a two-year ban due to the spot-fixing scandal)," a source watching from close quarters was quoted saying by the Times of India.

 

 

Despite failing to win anything as a player, the 42-year-old enjoyed a successful stint as coach in 2015 before he was replaced by former Sri Lankan batting ace Mahela Jayawardena. Ponting was also instrumental in the grooming of young guns such as like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Unmukt Chand and Nitish Rana.

Earlier this year, the 2003 and 2007 World Cup winning skipper was also a member of the Australian coaching staff for the Sri Lanka series.

 

According to the 2018 IPL retention policy, newcomers Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, who are making a comeback after two years following a spot-fixing scandal in 2015 will be given the first priority to retain their old players. The Royals, who were crowned winners in the inaugural edition are eyeing the Australian as a replacement for Paddy Upton, who coached Delhi Daredevils during their absence.

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Two owners wanted IPL 2018 player auctions in England, majority reject it

The idea of having players' auction in England could not find favour with the majority of the franchises rejecting the suggestion during a meeting with the BCCI.

 
 
zintabcci-m.jpgKings XI Punjab want the retention policy to stay at two players. (Source: BCCI)
 

Two IPL team owners on Tuesday floated the idea of having next edition’s players’ auction in England but the suggestion could not find favour with the majority of the franchises during a meeting with the BCCI in Mumbai.

“Yes, there were discussions whether we could shift this year’s auction abroad. A couple of franchise owners suggested England as this will be a big auction with most players back in the pool. However majority of the members want it to be held in India,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

Rajasthan Royals have made a suggestion to do away with retention policy as well as Right to Match (RTM) while Kings XI Punjab wanted the retention policy to stay at two players.

Most of the other teams wanted anything between 3 to 5 (including retention and Right To Match) while salary cap will be raised from Rs 60 crore to Rs 75 crore.

It was after a long time that majority of the owners turned up for a discussion over lunch with the IPL governing council members.

“The meeting was well attended. Delhi Daredevils owner GM Rao, Mumbai Indians’ Akash Ambani, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta, Kings XI Punjab’s Mohit Burman and Ness Wadia were present. Rajasthan Royals was represented by Manoj Badale while CSK’s representative John George,” the official informed.

IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla, however, did not divulge any information after the meeting got over.

“The meeting went off well. The idea was to invite actual team owners and solicit their views now that 10 years have concluded. Lot of things like retention, salary cap, squad strength were discussed. Majority of the owners want player retention. I think we will be able to finalise the details in a fortnight,” Shukla said.

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So this is almost pakka as I predicted earlier.

Most of the other teams wanted anything between 3 to 5 (including retention and Right To Match) while salary cap will be raised from Rs 60 crore to Rs 75 crore.

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SRH should look for Rayudu in middle order, now he is playing for HYB in Ranji....High chances he will be released by MI.

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3 minutes ago, Kool_SRG said:

So this is almost pakka as I predicted earlier.

Most of the other teams wanted anything between 3 to 5 (including retention and Right To Match) while salary cap will be raised from Rs 60 crore to Rs 75 crore.

yeah..looks like 3 retention + 2 Right to match....not sure how CSK and RR might pick their retention.....

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1 minute ago, CricPokChic said:

yeah..looks like 3 retention + 2 Right to match....not sure how CSK and RR might pick their retention.....

Vaallaki may be will give chance as they gave for Pune & Guj Lions to pick 10 players five each alternatively.

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2 minutes ago, Kool_SRG said:

Vaallaki may be will give chance as they gave for Pune & Guj Lions to pick 10 players five each alternatively.

yup...they might follow the same process....

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No unanimity among IPL franchises over retention policy

 
Mumbai Indians are among the franchises in favour of retaining five players
Mumbai Indians are among the franchises in favour of retaining five players © BCCI

 

Top IPL teams including defending champions Mumbai Indians are in favour of retaining five top players of their existing squads. However, Rajasthan Royals are against the retention policy. Hours after the team owners met the IPL Governing Council members along with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) in Mumbai on Tuesday (November 21), sources said that the Royals are in favour of zero retention policy while Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils have asked for match cards instead of retention.

 

 

Besides five retentions, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai are also asking for two match cards - which will enable the team to buy the players back either on a higher or a lower price from the auction.

 

 

Kings XI Punjab have sought for two match cards to ensure that the team gets their old players to retain their fan base.

 

 

Sources also said that the CoA heard all the team owners and will take a call on the retention policy in consultation with the IPL GC members in the days to come.

 

 

"The CoA and the IPL GC members will decide on the retention policy after weighing the pros and cons. But it is certain that retention will continue because the current board management doesn't want a handful of individuals to walk away with all the advantage," a top BCCI official told TOI.

 

 

Sources also said that KKR representatives raised an issue over CSK getting to retain their original top players like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo when they are supposed to start from scratch after serving the two-year ban.

 

 

However, the Lodha Committee sources clearly stated that it didn't mention any particular point on how the suspended teams would start their season - whether they would be allowed to retain their old players or will have to shop at the auction.

 

 

Interestingly, the Royals, who are the other team to have been suspended, aren't affected because they are preparing to start their IPL season on a clean slate.

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IPL franchises split over player retentions

 

Less than three months before the next IPL player auction, there is no consensus among the franchises on the number of players that can be retained in a squad. At a crucial meeting between the BCCI and the franchise owners on Tuesday in Mumbai, many owners were split between retaining as many as five players or none, but most favoured utilising the right-to-match (RTM) card option at the auction. It was also decided that the player auction will take place in India in the last week of January.

Tuesday's meeting was attended by owners, including Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta (Kolkata Knight Riders), Akash Ambani (Mumbai Indians), Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman (Kings XI Punjab) and Manoj Badale (Rajasthan Royals).

The meeting was called by the BCCI at the behest of the Committee of Administrators, which wanted to apprise the owners of the discussions that took place during the IPL Governing Council meeting on October 24. Last month the IPL Governing Council heard a presentation by Hemang Amin, the IPL's chief operating officer, on various important topics including the number of retentions, the purse available for the auction and the RTM card. Amin's presentation was based on his meeting with all eight franchises.

While the Governing Council was in favour of allowing teams to retain three players, the owners of the two richest franchises, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, argued in favour of retaining a maximum of five and four players respectively on Tuesday. ESPNcricinfo understands Mumbai wanted to retain five players and use two RTMs at the player auction, and were backed by Super Kings, who are back in the IPL after a two-year suspension and had suggested retaining four players with one RTM at the auction.

However, Knight Riders proposed no retentions and sought five RTMs at the auction. Two franchises - Kings XI and Rajasthan Royals, the latter being the second franchise to return having served a two-year suspension - informed the BCCI that they wanted to build their teams from the scratch and did not want any retentions or RTMs. Meanwhile, Sunrisers and Royal Challengers were happy with three retentions and two RTMs.

It is also understood that in the case of both Super Kings and Royals, they can only retain players from their 2015 squads. It comes as no surprise that both Mumbai and Super Kings, who have won the IPL multiple times, were in favour of retaining the maximum players in their attempts to keep their core group intact. Both teams included established match-winners who have been with the franchises for a long time.

Mumbai will be keen to retain players like Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and probably Kieron Pollard, along with Krunal Pandya and Harbhajan Singh. Super Kings, on the other hand, would want to retain MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and possibly the overseas duo of Faf du Plessis and Brendon McCullum.

According to an IPL official, Knight Riders, Royals and Kings XI Punjab suggested the salary cap could be hiked to INR 70-80 crore per team, up from INR 63 crore at the auction in 2017, while the other franchises left that decision to the IPL governing council. The official also said the formula previously used to calculate the salary of a retained player would remain the same. This means that, based on the number of retentions, a retained player would get a percentage of the actual purse.

Among the other decisions at the meeting, the IPL has allowed Kings XI to play three of their home matches outside Chandigarh as long as the remaining four home games are played at their home base in Mohali.

A final decision is yet to be taken on Royals' home base of Jaipur, which is affiliated to the Rajasthan Cricket Association that was suspended by the BCCI in 2014 after Lalit Modi became its president. However, with Modi calling timeon his tenure as an administrator recently, the BCCI will decide on the status of the RCA's suspension at its special general meeting on December 9. It is understood that Royals have told the IPL they want to play in Jaipur.

According to the IPL official, final decisions on all the matters are likely to be taken at the next Governing Council meeting, which will then have to be approved by the COA. "There was, to a large extent, a consensus between the franchises on many issues. All of them want the league to grow bigger. Soon, we will deliberate on the suggestions given today and take a final decision," the official said.

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Reports: IPL 2018 could have mid-season transfer window

This would certainly mark a huge step for IPL and one that could well be a win-win for all parties.

 

 

Several stars are often deemed surplus to requirements by some teams Several stars are often deemed surplus to requirements by some teams

 

What's the story?

In what could be a dramatic change in how the Indian Premier League works, the 2018 edition of the tournament could see the introduction of a mid-season transfer break, like it happens in the major European leagues. According to report from mid-day, a player can represent another team if he hasn't played the first seven matches of the season and the proposal was unanimously agreed by the eight team owners.

"There have been instances where a player gets only a few games and that too towards the business end of the tournament or warms the bench throughout the season. A team buys a certain player in the auction, but later finds it difficult to accommodate him in the playing XI due to their combination or team balance.

This proposal is a win-win situation for players and teams. The idea was discussed in the meeting and all owners/team representatives seemed convinced about it. The modalities will be worked out as soon as the IPL body accepts the proposal," a BCCI source told mid-day.

The heart of the matter

It is still unclear as to whether this will be a mini-auction that happens in the middle of the season or the "loan system" that is used in the European leagues, where players deemed surplus to requirements are loaned out, will be in place. 

In case you didn't know...

This was among the proposals discussed during the meeting between BCCI officebearers, IPL Governing Council members, CoA and all team owners/representatives.

What's next?

The final call on the auction rules, player retention and the possibility of a mini-auction in between the IPL or a mid-season transfer window will be finalised in a fortnight in the IPL Governing Council meeting.

Author's take

Considering the amount of players who are often warming the benches, deemed surplus to requirements, by a certain team, this proposal certainly makes a lot of sense. When a side is crying out for a certain type of player and that player is on the bench for another side, seemingly with no chance of playing in the rest of the season, the idea of having him play for another team is a win-win scenario for all concerned. Although it will be interesting to see if they go for another auction or just a mid-season transfer window like the European leagues, where any team is open to get their hands on the player.

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This is what the teams want

Mumbai Indians – 5 retentions, two RTMs

Chennai Super Kings – 4, one RTMS

KKR – no retentions and five RTMs

KXIP – no retentions nor RTMs

RR - no retentions nor RTMs

SRH – three retentions and two RTMS

RCB - three retentions and two RTMS

DD - Information not available 

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