On Tuesday, the eight current franchises revealed their IPL 2022 retention list. As a result, the two new franchises – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – now know who they can sign ahead of the IPL mega-auction in 2022.
Before the mega-auction, Lucknow and Ahmedabad can sign up to three players – two Indians and one international – from a pool of players that includes the released players.
The BCCI had set a price for the eight existing teams to keep their players. Similarly, according to Indian Express, the two new franchises have been given a budget of Rs 33 crore from their total budget of Rs 90 crore to sign their top three picks.
The first, second, and third picks, respectively, will be worth Rs 15 crore, Rs 11 crore, and Rs 7 crore.
“If a player wants to sign with a new franchise, he can do so based on the purse allocation.” “Obviously, if someone is in line to become the captain of a new team, he will be joining for Rs 15 crore,” one of the franchises’ CEOs said.
KL Rahul Before the IPL 2022 mega auction, players like Rahul Dravid, Rashid Khan, and David Warner are up for grabs.
The new teams have until December 25 to sign three players, after which the mega auction will take place in January 2022.
For their first three signings, Lucknow and Ahmedabad have a plethora of big names to consider. KL Rahul, the captain of Punjab, is said to be in talks with Lucknow after he demanded his release from the franchise.
Rashid Khan, a superstar leg-spinner who had a falling out with Sunrisers Hyderabad, is also available for the two new teams. So, if David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, the dynamic SRH opening pair.
Ahmedabad would be very interested in acquiring the services of Hardik and Krunal Pandya, who have not been retained by the Mumbai Indians, as well as Ishan Kishan. Another IPL legend, Suresh Raina, has been released by his team, Chennai Super Kings.
Shreyas Iyer, who led the Delhi Capitals to the 2020 IPL final, has also left the team, which has decided to stick with Rishabh Pant as captain.