Monday, 11 December, 2017

MS Dhoni set to return to CSK in IPL 2018

ChennaiSuper Kings will have the option to retain former captain MS Dhoni when the IPL is held in 2018. The IPL governing council has allowed teams to retain up to five players. CSK were banned from the IPL for two years due to corruption. MS Dhoni Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018
Elias Hubbard | 07 December, 2017, 02:24

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. For Dhoni and CSK fans, it means that MSD will don the yellow jersey once again. The IPL Governing Council has given teams options which could allow them to retain as many as five of their players.

However, a maximum of three players can be retained or matched. The team also played in the IPL final in 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

The permitted squad size has also been decreased by two and now teams can have a maximum of 25 players in the squad including a maximum of eight overseas players and the minimum squad size will be 18 players.

The salary cap for each team has been increased from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore for the 2018 season, while Rs 82 crore and Rs 85 crore are allotted per side for the next two years.

Dhoni represented the Rising Pune Supergiant in the last two editions, but now can go back to CSK with the decision taken at the governing council meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. CSK and RR have the allowance to retain players from among those who played for them in the 2015 season and it is nearly certain that Dhoni will be back in CSK colours in the next season.

With respect to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), which are returning after a two-year ban, the council has decided that the player pool available will be the players who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of Rising Pune Super Giants and Gujarat Lions' squads in IPL 2017.

The player auctions for the 2018 edition of the tournament are slated to be held in February. This is what we were expecting. As far as the retentions and RTMs, I think it was expected. At least 75 percent of the salary cap will have to be spent during each season. "So it's fair", Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua told this paper.

If two players are retained, the salary cap for the first and second player retained will Rs 12.5 crore and Rs 8.5 crore respectively. Retaining just one player pre-auction would see a franchise lose Rs 12.5 crore from its purse.

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