IPL Franchises Unhappy With Players Retention Proposal
By CricShots - Oct 26, 2017 5:19 am
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Despite the fact that IPL franchise like CSK who were overjoyed with the policy of retaining as they would have the possibility of retaining MS Dhoni going into the gala auction ahead of the IPL 2018, the Governing Council’s proposal to allow franchises to retain 1 Indian player and 2 foreign players hasn’t been pleasing for some of the franchises.

The proposal has in fact divided the franchises into groups. While some favoring the retention, others feel that it destroys the whole purpose of calling it the ‘mega auction’ where all the star players would return to the pool for a fresh auction.

Speaking to CricketNext, an official of one of the franchises in the last edition of the IPL said that the idea of retention would kill the whole idea of a fresh start which states that all the players would go into the pool. He said, “We are not too convinced with the idea because retention kills the chances of the big names being available for auction. If retention is applicable even in the mega auction, then what sort of a fresh auction is it? We will surely bring this matter up with others owners and the GC during the workshop. As of now, we would like to believe that the old decision stands and all players will be available at the auction.”