IPL 2021: Deadline set for player retention is January 21

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The governing council of the IPL’s this has decided that 8 franchises will be allowed to hand over the names of players to be retained by January 21, league’s chairman Brijesh Patel said on Thursday.

Patel and members of the IPL Governing Council held an online meeting this week, in which detailed plans and preparations for the next IPL were discussed.

Former India Test batsman Patel told PTI that the date of the auction has not been decided yet. “Players can be retained by January 21 and the trading window for the franchisees will be closed on February 4,” he said.

The players’ auction is expected to be held in the second or third week of February. 8 IPL teams will have 85 crore rupees to buy players and Patel said that the budget amount for the 2021 auction will not be increased.

It is expected that Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one team that only had Rs 15 lakh left after the last auction, would release at least two big salaried players in Kedar Jadhav and Piyush Chawla and increase their purse.

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Mumbai Indians (MI) will probably retain most of its players as it’s a very set team and may release a few players here and there to increase their purse from Rs 1.95 crore

Rajasthan Royals have the maximum purse 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).

It is learnt that governing council has decided to wait for a month before finalising whether the IPL-14 will be held in India or not.

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