The BCCI officials have proposed the idea of IPL teams retaining a maximum of three players before the auctions take place next year. While not all teams are not keen on retaining players, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who will be returning to the tournament after a two-year suspension were both keen on player retention.
IPL franchises will be quite keen to pay big bucks to rope in Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who played for Mumbai Indians in the last two editions of the tournament. Pandya, whose India career has seen a meteoric rise and has become a quintessential limited-overs impact player, was signed by the Mumbai franchise for Rs 10 lakh two seasons ago.
Hardik reportedly wants to be at the auction and the rule says that if he isn’t ready to play for Mumbai Indians, he can certainly be at the auction. Virat Kohli’s IPL team -Royal Challengers Bangalore -is keen on having Pandya.