Mumbai: Ahead of the upcoming mega auctions for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Rajasthan Royals has retained its skipper Sanju Samson.
Sources within the Rajasthan Royals camp confirmed to ANI that Samson has indeed been retained by the franchise. “Yes, Sanju Samson has been retained. We will disclose the other players in the coming days,” said the source.
The eight existing franchises (CSK, KKR, RCB, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad) have been allowed to retain up to four players.
The two new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises- Lucknow and Ahmedabad were allotted a budget of Rs 33 crore to pick three players who go back into the pool before the mega auction begins.
ANI accessed a mail sent by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to all the franchises, in which the rules were formally conveyed and the salary purse for all the teams was set at Rs 90 crore. The amount is an increase from the IPL 2021 auction as then the purse was Rs 85. crore.
The retention window for the eight older franchises is from November 30, and the window for Lucknow and Ahmedabad is from December 1-25.
The total amount debited to 4 retained players will be RS. 42 crores. Rs. 16 for the first player, Rs 12 crore for the second player, Rs 8 crore for the third player, and Rs 6 crore for the fourth player.
The eight franchises, cannot retain more than three Indians (capped/uncapped). Nor can they retain more than two overseas players and not more than two uncapped Indian players.
For the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – they cannot pick more than two Indian players (capped/uncapped). They cannot pick more than one overseas player and more than one Indian uncapped player.