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BCCI contemplating on ‘special picks’ for two new incoming franchises.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is thoroughly considering allowing the two new IPL franchises to have the freedom to pick a few players outside the auction table with their ‘special picks’ perk in the coming IPL 2022 auctions.

It has been informed that to level the playing ground for the new franchises, the Indian cricket board is discussing a few steps which will allow them to compete with the already existing eight IPL franchises on the auction table. 

It is noteworthy that the IPL will be extended to 10 teams from the coming season. The dates for picking up the tenders for owing a new IPL team is already rolled out. Following the deadline of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, BCCI will conduct the auction for the interested parties and the two most prominent ones will be given charge of the two new teams.

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The BCCI sources have informed that the ‘special picks’ will be applied to the players who have enrolled for the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions. It’s no brainer that only big players will be purchased by the special pick and the salary structure will be decided mutually by the player and franchise.

The total number of ‘special picks’ granted to a franchise is not yet decided, but as per the reports, it is learnt that it will be equal to the number of retentions available to the existing franchises. 

A team is likely to get a maximum of four retention choices with three Indian players and one overseas or a maximum of three Indians and a maximum of two overseas cricketers. If four retentions are granted, the Right To Match (RTM) card will be scrapped.

The BCCI is expected to reveal the names of two new IPL franchises, later this month and subsequently, the retentional policies and other such rules will be confirmed.

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