The much awaited IPL draft will be held today. As you know, two new franchises representing Pune and Rajkot have replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for 2016 and 2017 seasons.
There had been big confusion among cricket lovers that how this draft will be conducted. Here is what can make the picture clear for you.
“Each franchise can pick 5 players. No more. 5 can include max of 4 capped Indian players. No limit on overseas or uncapped players. Players will be paid exactly what they were in earlier contracts. Figures mentioned are only a deduction from the purse not actual payments. Deductions as per retention rules. Objective:allow teams to retain but provide level playing field by reducing ability to buy in auction.” States Cricket expert Harsh Bhogle explaining what this IPL DRAFT is all about.
All eyes on MS Dhoni as the Indian Captain will join a new IPL team for the first time after 8 IPL seasons.