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IPL 2022 Retention – Retention Rules, Purse Cap And Everything You Need To Know

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As the IPL 2022 retention deadline inches closer, the franchises have stepped up to fix their plans for the next season. They have started talking with the players in a bid to build a strong team for the next couple of years.

The eight original teams have November 30 to decide their retentions and already speculations are rife as to who is being retained or discarded.

With Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli all to be retained by their respective franchises, the buzz is on an all-time high who are the other players who will have a team even before the IPL 2022 auction.

As reports in ESPNCricinfo suggest, Rajasthan Royals have retained their skipper Sanju Samson at a mutually decided salary of INR 14 crores.

Rishabh Pant is set to stay on as captain of the Delhi Capitals with the franchise likely to part ways with former skipper Shreyas Iyer, who has expressed his desire to go into the IPL 2022 auction. As per reports, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, and Anrich Nortje are the other three cricketers Delhi are likely to retain.

Negotiations are also underway between Rashid Khan and Sunrisers Hyderabad. One of the best T20 bowlers in the world, Rashid wants to be retained as the No. 1 player and the franchise may want to give that privilege to Kane Williamson.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul is all set to part ways with Punjab Kings and one of the two new franchises will have their eyes set on the talented batsman, who can also lead the side. If reports are to be believed true, the Lucknow franchise has offered a whooping amount of 20 crore for the wicket-keeper batsman.


For existing teams, the deadline for retentions is until November 30.

For the two new teams, the timeline to pick their players is from December 1-25.

IPL 2022 Retention Rules

The 8 existing teams will first get the opportunity to retain a maximum of four players – not more than three Indians and not more than two foreigners.

Thereafter, the two new teams will be able to pick a maximum of three players – not more than two Indians and not more than one foreignerbefore the mega auctions.

Salary Cap

Rs. 90 Crores is what the 10 teams have but deductions will apply based on the number of retentions. In case of four retentions, Rs 42 crore will be cut from the funds, Rs 33 crore in case of three retentions, Rs 24 crore if there are two retentions, and only Rs 14 crore if a team keeps only one player.

However, if a franchise pays any player(s) more than the suggested slab (they are permitted to), then the difference is deductible from the franchise’s purse.

When and Where to Watch in India

The IPL retention process can be watched in India on the Star Sports Network. It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar as well. This will be broadcast on 30th November 2021.

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