Player retention deadline is January 21, CSK is expected to release Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla ahead of IPL auction

Ahead of the auction for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the IPL Board of Directors (GC) has decided that all eight franchises will be allowed to submit the names of their successful players by January the 21st. Brijesh Patel, chairman of the IPL CG confirmed the news on Thursday. Patel’s comments came after an IPL CG meeting earlier this week where planning and preparations for the upcoming IPL were discussed at length.

Patel also confirmed that the auction date has yet to be finalized. The auction for IPL 2021 is expected to be a mini-sale. The chances of a mega auction ended after BCCI decided not to bring any new teams into the tournament this year. According to reports, the mini-auction will take place in the second or third week of February.

“We will have player retention until January 21 and the trade window for franchises will close on February 4” Patel told PTI.

Rohit Sharma with the IPL Trophy 2020 (Credits: IPL)

In another development, Patel also confirmed that there will be no increase in the purse for the eight teams at the next auction. All teams currently have a handbag of Rs 85 crore and will need to make new additions to their teams with this amount only.

CSK will release two big names, Mumbai to retain most of the players:

The PTI report also reported that Chennai Super Kings, a team that had only Rs 15 lakh left after the last auction, would release at least two top salaried players from Kedar Jadhav and Piyush Chawla in order to increase their purse. . Chawla and Jadhav had failed to deliver IPL 2020 as CSK finished in seventh place.

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav (Credits – BCCI)

On the other hand, the reigning champions Mumbai Indians are likely to keep most of their players as they have a well established squad. Even if they release some players, they will probably be the most fringed, as the Indians in Mumbai are also keen to increase their purse from Rs 1.95 crore. The Royals of Rajasthan have the maximum purse of 14.75 crore, followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad (10.1 crore), Delhi Capitals (9 crore), Kolkata Knight Riders (8.5 crore), Royal Challengers Bangalore (6.4 crore) ).

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