IPL 2022 mega auction date, time, retained players list, retention rules – Latest updates

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The 15th edition of Indian Premier League i.e. – IPL 2022 will be much bigger with 10 teams & will be played between March-April 2022. Before the mega tournament starts, all teams will undergo major overhauling with a mega auction. The IPL 2022 mega auction which takes place after every 3 years will allow all teams to restructure themselves and get best players for different roles.

Here we will discuss the details of IPL 2022 Mega auction and its details like how many players can be retained, what will be the purse size for each franchise etc. The addition of 2 new teams and almost complete overhaul of all teams have made the IPL 2022 mega auction much hyped event in IPL history.

Difference Between IPL 2022 Mega Auction and IPL 2021 Auction Rules

First of all lets discuss about the difference between last years IPL 2021 auction and IPL 2022 auction. Most cricket fans are not aware about the difference between a mega auction an a regular auction.

The mega auction happens after every 3 years whereas the regular auction happens every year as an mini IPL-auction. These auctions are held to ensure that all teams get an equal opportunity to get their balance right as well as provides the opportunity to uncapped Indian players & foreign players to enter in IPL.

IPL 2022 - Mega Auction Details, 10 IPL Teams, New Rules: All you need to know
IPL 2022 – Mega Auction Details, 10 IPL Teams, New Rules: All you need to know

Schedule for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

The IPL 2022 Mega Auction has been finalized for 12th and 13th February in Bangalore. On the first day the marquee players will be kept on sale while on the second day, accelerated bidding will take place.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction Date

The IPL 2022 Mega Auction has been finalized for 12th and 13th February in Bangalore. The tournament will be played from March end to June first week (this will be an extended tournament with 10 teams participation).

IPL 2022 Mega Auction Rules

In IPL 2022 mega auction, every team will get an opportunity to retain a maximum of only 4 players (2 Indians + 2 overseas or 3 Indians + 1 overseas) by a combination of direct retention & RTM.

Also, as per the IPL governing council rules a maximum of 25 players are allowed in a single IPL team squad. The rule also specifies that there shall be a minimum of 18 players in each team. Also, the overseas players shall be capped limited to maximum 8 players. The same rule will also be applicable in IPL 2022 mega auction.

IPL 2022 Retention Rules & RTM

According to the reports the BCCI said that all the players barring the retained ones will be sold from the Auction table. Also in previous mega auctions, all teams were allowed to retain a maximum of total 5 players (3 direct retention & 2 through RTM cards).

However, this limit will be reduced to a total of only 4 players in each team. This is done to provide more quality players in the auction pool.

As per the IPL 2022 retention rules, the two new franchises have the option to target 3 players- 2 domestic and 1 overseas- from December 1 to December 25. Lucknow and Ahmedabad are allowed to pick the players from the pool of released players by the 8 franchises.

IPL 2022 - Mega Auction Details, 10 IPL Teams, New Rules: All you need to know

New Purse Value for IPL 2022 Auction

The franchise teams will deduct the salaries of 4 players (which were retained) before entering the auction. The total purse value is increased from INR 85 crores to 90 crores for IPL 2022 mega auction. The BCCI further said that the purse value will increase in the next two years. It will go INR 95 Crores in IPL 2023 and INR 100 Crores in IPL 2024.

The 8 teams were allowed to retain either 4, 3, 2, or 1 player or no players at all.

IPL 2022 Retained Players List

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK)Ravindra Jadeja (16 cr), MS Dhoni (12 cr), Moeen Ali (8cr), and Ruturaj Gaikwad (6cr)
  • Delhi Capitals (DC)Rishabh Pant (16cr), Axar Patel (9cr), Prithvi Shaw (7.5cr), and Anrich Nortje (6.5cr)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)Andre Russell (12cr), Venkatesh Iyer (8cr), Varun Chakravarthy (8cr), and Sunil Narine (6cr)
  • Mumbai Indians (MI)Rohit Sharma (16cr), Jasprit Bumrah (12cr), Suryakumar Yadav (8cr), and Kieron Pollard (6cr)
  • Punjab Kings (PBKS)Mayank Agarwal (14cr), and Arshdeep Singh (4cr)
  • Rajasthan Royals (RR)Sanju Samson (14cr), Jos Buttler (10cr), and Yashasvi Jaiswal (4cr)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)Virat Kohli (15cr), Glenn Maxwell (11cr), and Mohammed Siraj (7cr)
  • SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)Kane Williamson (14cr), Umran Malik (4cr) and Abdul Samad (4cr)

IPL 2022 remaining purse value of all teams

  • Punjab Kings (PBKS) – 72 Crore
  • SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – 68 Crore
  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) – 62 Crore
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 57 Crore
  • Mumbai Indians (MI) – 48 Crore
  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – 48 Crore
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 48 Crore
  • Delhi Capitals (DC) – 47.5 Crore
  • Lucknow- 90 Crore
  • Ahmedabad– 90 Crore

IPL 2022 Schedule

The IPL 2022 will be played from last week of March 2022 to first week of June 2022. With the addition of 2 new teams the league is planned to span longer with more number of matches. The BCCI might opt to put the teams in two different groups like in IPL 2011. All the Teams were divided into groups and all the teams first played inside the respective groups before playing with the teams of other groups.

Will there be some new Franchises/ Teams in the IPL 2022?

Yes, BCCI has already floated the bids for addition of two new teams which means the IPL 2022 will be played among 10 teams. Two new IPL teams will be announced on 25th October.

Update – 25 October 2021 : CVC Capitals & RPSG Group won the bid for Ahmadabad & Lucknow teams

Keeping the current distribution of teams and business opportunities in mind, the BCCI has put up six cities- Guwahati, Ranchi, Cuttack (all East), Ahmedabad (West), Lucknow (Central Zone), and Dharamsala (North)- for sale.

IPL 2022 - Mega Auction Details, 10 IPL Teams, New Rules: All you need to know

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