NEW DELHI: IPL governing council has mentioned up to three players from the two franchise suspended for two seasons, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, to be retained for next year’s edition of the lucrative T20 tournament, which means that Indian cricket superstar MS Dhoni could be in line to represent the franchise whom he led to two IPL titles.
A maximum of 25 players (with a total of eight overseas players) and a minimum of 18 players will be allowed per franchise squad. Salary caps have been set at Rs 80 crore for 2017, 82 crore for 2019 and 85 crore for 2020. The minimum spend will be 75 per cent of the salary cap for each season. The maximum cap for uncapped cricketers will be Rs 40 lakh.
According to sources, CSK will also retain Dwayne Bravo. IPL title holders Mumbai Indians will use all their retentions on Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, and the Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal).