Ahead of the 11th edition of Indian Premier League, here is everything you need to know about the IPL 2018 auction, dates, venue, time and player retention list. The Indian Premier League auction is all set to become a bigger and better as the 10-year contract is ended and almost all the players will go under the hammer for the season 11. The two big teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are back for the IPL 11 after the two-year suspension due to spot-fixing.
Every IPL franchise can retain only maximum five players before the IPL 2018 auction which is scheduled to be held in last week of January 2018. This will be the biggest IPL auction since its inception as many big players are set to be part of the player’s auction. Here is all you need to know about the IPL auction.
What is IPL2018 auction date and time?
The 2018 IPL auction is scheduled to be held on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Where will the 2018 IPL auction take place?
The IPL 2018 players auction will take place in Bengaluru.
IPL Player Retention 2018 Live TV broadcast Channels?
Star India who bought the IPL media rights for whopping Rs 16,347.50 crore is the broadcaster of the event. Star Sports 2/HD and Star Sports Hindi 1/HD will live telecast the IPL Retention 2018 in India.
IPL 2018 Retained Players List
The salary cap of each franchise has been increased to Rs 80 crore from the previous season which was Rs 66 crore. This season, franchises can retain three players before the auction while two players can be bought during the IPL 2018 auction through Right to Match (RTM). Every franchise can retain three capped India players, two uncapped Indian players and 2 overseas players.
Chennai Super Kings had made clear that they will retain MS Dhoni along with Suresh Raina but the franchise is yet to decide their third player ahead of the IPL auction but it would one of from Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings will be able to retain players from 2015 played teams. Maximum three players can be retained by teams while two players can be chosen through Right to Match (RTM) card, according to which franchise can retain a player for the same price bid by other franchises.