The existing eight IPL teams can retain a maximum of four players, after which the two new teams will be allowed to pick three each before the auction ahead of the 2022 edition, ESPNcricinfo reported on Thursday.
The four players that the franchises can choose could be a combination of either three Indians and one overseas players or two Indians and two overseas players. The new teams will have to pick a combination of two Indians and one overseas player for their side before the auction.
Unlike the auction before 2018, the teams will not have an option of using the right to match cards to buy back the players who had originally played for them.
The portal reported that these rules were informally discussed with the franchises in the week gone by.
There is no cap yet on the number of uncapped players that can be retained. It is also likely that teams will have a purse of INR 90 crore.
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