The Indian Premier League Governing Council met in New Delhi on Wednesday alongwith the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to decide the player retention policy, salary cap, player regulations and other related issues, especially for the uncapped players, with ten seasons up for the cash-rich league.
"The player pool available for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for retention/Right to Match will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017", he added.
Two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions squads were introduced to replace the suspended teams.
In the Indian Premier League T20 Tournament, Chennai Super Kings will lead by the former captain of India MS Dhoni with whom the team CSK has won IPL title for two teams.
The salary cap for the uncapped players have also been increased by the council.
Commenting on the fact that the team will get to pick the players from the 2015 IPL squad, the CSK director affirmed that they are not losing their head over it and are quite content with the rule. The swashbuckling cricketer from Ranchi in Jharkhand has played in 159 IPL matches scoring 3,561 runs off 2,604 balls at an average of 37.88. A franchise can secure a maximum of two uncapped Indian players.
"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.
Right to match or RTM basically gives a franchise the authority to match the highest bid for a player they didn't choose to retain pre-auction, and acquire his services again. If a franchise retains the maximum of three of their players before the auction, it will lose from the salary cap INR 15 crore for the first player, INR 11 crore for the second, and INR 7 crore for the third. However, it was decided not more than three Indian and two foreign players can be retained by a franchise. If they opt to retain just the one player, then they'll have to suffer a deduction of INR 12.5 Crores from their pre-auction purse. It will increase further to INR 82 crore in 2019, and to INR 85 crore in 2020. The player auction is tentatively set for February. Rajasthan Royals wanted everyone to go back to the auction pool, the report said.