The eight existing Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have retained a total of 27 players after the deadline for submitting the player retention list ended on Tuesday (November 30). There have been some surprises in the retentions, but many big names have been let go by their franchises for a variety of reasons.
The franchises that made all four retentions spent a total of INR 42 crore from their salary purse of INR 90 crore. The first, second, third, and fourth-retained players received INR 16, 12, 8, and 6 crore respectively. Teams that retained three players spent INR 33 crore, with the first, second, and third players receiving 15, 11, and 7 crore respectively.
Punjab Kings were the only side to retain two players in Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. However, the latter received INR 4 crore as he’s an uncapped player.
The retentions made by all eight existing IPL teams:
CSK: Ravindra Jadeja (16 crore), MS Dhoni (12 crore), Moeen Ali (8 crore), Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crore)
KKR: Andre Russell (12 crore, 16 crore to be deducted from purse), Varun Chakravarthy (8 crore, 12
crore to be deducted from purse), Venkatesh Iyer (8 crore), Sunil Narine (6 crore)
SRH: Kane Williamson (14 crore), Abdul Samad (4 crore), Umran Malik (4 crore)