The 11th season of the Indian Premier League has become the centre of attraction for all in know of the cricketing world. The IPL 2018 policy regarding player retention had become the bone of contention as it had left the IPL teams divided in opinion.
The new development has revealed that teams can retain three players prior to the auction and two players through 'Right to Match' (RTM) cards. "What has been decided in the meeting was that the franchises can retain three players and two Right to Match or two retentions and three Right to Match," said one of the members who attended the meeting.
The IPL management this year had plans to hold the 'Mega-Auction', in which it was expected that all the players will go under the hammer. It has also been confirmed Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings can retain 5 players who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017. "The player pool available for CSK and RR for retention/RTM will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and GL squads in IPL 2017.
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