MS Dhoni reunion possible in IPL 2018

IPL 2018: Governing Council clears way for MS Dhoni's return to Chennai Super Kings

A decision was reached at the Indian Premier League Governing Council (GC) meeting in Delhi on Wednesday to let franchises retain five players through a combination of direct retention and the 'right to match (RTM)' formula.

For the past two seasons of Indian Premier League 2018, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were in suspension and banned for alleged spot-fixing and betting.

"The player pool available for CSK and RR for retention/RTM 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. Under Dhoni's stewardship, CSK won two IPL titles in 2010 and 2011.

However, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions will not feature in the 11th edition of the tournament.

Salary budgets for IPL teams have also been hiked to Rs 80 crore from Rs 66 crore for the 2018 season. 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.

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It is learnt that the franchise needs to include a minimum of three Indians among their five retained players. Out of five, three can be retained & two can be taken under Right to Match or vice-versa.

In the subsequent years, the franchises will be allowed to shell out Rs 82 crore (in 2019) and Rs 85 crore (in 2020). The salary cap for uncapped players has also been increased.

The player rules for the Right to Match are maximum number of three Capped Indian players, maximum number of 2 overseas players, maximum number of 2 uncapped Indian players.

"The minimum spend will be 75 per cent of the salary cap for each season", the statement read.

Top players such as Virat Kohli, who turned up for Royal Challengers Bangalore till this season, will most likely come in the Rs 15 crore bracket as they will be the most sought after by their old teams. 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. The report said that Rajasthan Royals wanted everyone to go back to the auction pool again. The player auction is scheduled for February next year.

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