The teams will have to come with their homework done well for the auction with the new retention policy introduced by the IPL governing council. A team can retain a combination of maximum five players before the auction and RTMs during the auction as well.
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- If a team retains three players -- the first player will get Rs 15 crore, second will get Rs 11 crore and the third player will get Rs 7 crore.
- If a team retains two players -- the first player will get Rs 12.5 crore, second will get Rs 8.5 crore.
- If a team retains only one player, he will get Rs 12.5 crore.
Some teams wanted to head into the IPL 2018 auction without any retention but go forward with a clean slate, which is not going to happen.
The franchises have to be wise in retaining players as they have a total budget of Rs 80 crore and retaining players before the auction will hitcontinue reading