The BCCI is trying to work on what the retention fee for each of these players will be in upcoming IPL. Meanwhile, the choice regarding whether one wants to be retained or wants to go into the auction pool will remain with the concerned individual player, whose consent will be sought before signing.
The BCCI is also yet to make a call on the maximum amount that a franchise can spend on each retained player. During the 2018 mega-auction, each team had an INR 80 crore purse, with the maximum amount to be spent on retained players capped at INR 33 crore.
Now, it is also reported that the purse for each team could be raised to Rs 90 crore as compared to Rs 85 crore in the 2021 auction.
The existing franchises have been informally informed by the BCCI that they can retain either three Indian players and one overseas, or two Indians and as many overseas.
A mega auction will take place ahead of IPL 2022 where most of the players will be up for grabs. However, the eight existing IPL franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of four players
The two new teams will also be allowed to acquire three players from the rest of the player pool. The IPL 2022 auction will however not have right-to-match cards (RTM), which were used in the previous big auction in 2018.
The two new teams have asked the BCCI for permission to pick four players ahead of the auction.
The BCCI is yet to officially communicate the rules for the upcoming IPL 2022 mega auction.