Ahead of CSK, RR return, IPL GC moots retention policy

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MUMBAI: A proposal floated by the Indian Premier League governing council, if agreed upon by franchises during next month's workshop, will allow for a minimum three retentions (one Indian and two foreigners) by returning IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.   

"We are going to propose minimum 3 retentions. 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 workshop next month," an IPL GC member told PTI after its meeting here Tuesday.

The proposal under review entails one Indian and two foreigners being retained by each franchise, while the right to match (RTM) policy could be applicable for two more players.

The proposal if accepted will mean that Dhoni, who played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the last two editions, will be automatically retained by CSK. 

IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said that total retentions including RTM could be anything between three to five, depending upon what the majority of the franchises agree.

PTI further reports that the majority of the franchises want an increase in salary purse from Rs600 million to Rs750 million while some want it to be Rs800 million. “Most of the franchises want the salary purse increased to Rs75 crore (Rs750 million). I guess it would be done,” the official told the newswire.