Two old and very well known franchise of Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, are all set to return from the 11th season of the IPL in 2018.
There is a possibility that both Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals might be allowed to retain players who played for Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujrat Lions in the last two season of IPL.
There is a proposal floated by the IPL Governing Council which might be allowed both teams to retain their players.
This move if agreed by the franchises will make a way for Mahendra Singh Dhoni returns to Chennai Super Kings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was associated with CSK from the very beginning of the Indian Premier League.
“We are going to propose minimum 3 retentions –1 Indian and 2 foreigners. The players, who played for Pune and Gujarat in last two years can be retained by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. We will place it in front of owners during the workshop next month,” an IPL GC member told PTI after the meeting.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla also said that total retentions including Right To Match (RTM) could be anything between three to five, depending upon what majority of the franchises agree.
It was also learnt that majority of the franchises want an increase in salary purse from Rs 60 cr to Rs 75 crore while a few want it to be Rs 80 crore.
“Most of the franchises want the salary purse to Rs 75 crore. I guess it would be done,” the official said.
IPL successively completed 10 years and the next season are expected to be more thrilling with some changes in the teams.