Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are set to make a re-entry into Indian Premier League after the two year ban imposed on them. It is a hope for the Chennai franchise to retain players like MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina to bring them back in yellow jersey. The latest update has made this hope quite a dream.
In a recent meeting of the IPL governing council, 3 teams have voted against the scheme of player retention. According to Indian Express, CSK and RR wanted to be given first priority on its players who were signed in 2015.But the other authorities have raised questions on this demand to the council.
It is also said the3 franchises from Kolkata, Rajasthan and Punjab did not want any sort of player retention whereas all other teams wanted player retention. Various teams had wanted to retain different number of players such as Mumbai Indians wanted to retain 5 to 6 players, CSK wanted 4, Delhi Daredevils wanted 3, Royal Challengers Bangalore wanted 5 and Sunrisers Hyderabad wanted 1.
It is also said that 2 franchises wanted the auction to be held in London. Rajiv Shukla, IPL Chairman, explained the reasons for the meeting and also on the retention policy.
“There were number of issues including number of players, salary cap of the players , the playing squad, and the total number of teams – all these issues were discussed other than the venue for auction and the dates of auction and the inaugural ceremony, all these things had been discussed at length.Right now I can’t say anything, because once we take the decision about retention and right to match after then I can tell you. The decision will be taken depending upon the players as well as what the teams agree on,” Mr.Shukla said.