MS Dhoni reunion possible in IPL 2018

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BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary in a statement after the meeting said, "The player pool available for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for retention/RTM will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017". Governing Council has cleared up the issue and therefore Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be retained for the upcoming IPL season. Moreover, if a franchise doesn't retain even a single player before the auction, they still can't use more than three RTMs.

The Governing Council meeting was attended by the members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). A franchise can secure a maximum of two uncapped Indian players. If there is no retention before player auction then the franchises can have up to three ATM.

In October this year, the IPL governing council floated a proposal, stating that CSK and RR can retain players who moved to Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions for two years following a draft.


MS Dhoni's rumoured comeback to Indian Premier League franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK) might soon turn true. He further said MS Dhoni's inclusion in CSK is subject to the player and the franchise itself. Therefore, the team that retains all three players will go into the auction with a reduced purse of Rs 47 crore.

Meanwhile, salary caps were also set for players starting from Rs 80 crore, in 2018, to Rs 82 crore and then Rs 85 crore in subsequent years. 2 Maximum number of 2 Overseas players. Irrespective of player retention or RTM, a franchise can have a maximum of three capped Indian players, a maximum of two foreign players and a maximum of two uncapped Indian players. Mumbai Indians will retain Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Jasprit Bumrah, and the Pandya brothers (Hardik and Krunal) and also Royal Challengers Bangalore retains Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Chris Gayle but Shane Watson is not confirmed. The minimum spend will be 75 percent of the salary cap for each season.

The minimum auction reserve price of uncapped players has also been raised with the upper limit increased to Rs 40 lakh from Rs 30 lakh.

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