After a 2-year suspension, The Indian Premier League (IPL)’a first season finalists Chennai Super Kings (CSK) & Rajasthan Royals (RR) are now cleared to participate in the country’s premier T-20 competition. They have been boosted by the news that they might very well be allowed to retain players from their respective squads before being suspended. This is a proposal that’s being set up by the IPL Governing Council. With this news, Chennai are already doing everything in their power to hold onto their captain MS Dhoni who’s been playing for Rising Pune Supergiants in absence of CSK.
After a meeting, an IPL GC member said, “We are going to propose to retain at least 3 players, 1 Indian and 2 foreigners. 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 infront of owners during workshop next month”. This proposal, if passed, may also pave way for Suresh Raina & Ravindra Jadeja’s return.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said that total retentions including Right To Match (RTM) could be anything between three to five, depending on the agreement of the other franchises. Also, majority of the franchises want an increase in salary from Rs 60 crore to Rs 75 crore. A few are even rumoured to have asked for 80 crore too.