IPL 2022 Mega Auction Details, 10 IPL Teams, New Rules: All you need to know

Indian Premier League: IPL 2022 Mega Auction Dates, Details, 10 IPL Teams, New Rules: All you need to know.

Vivo IPL 2022 Auction in February 2022
IPL 2022 Trophy (image credit: BCCI)

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: The fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been concluded with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerging as the champion side. Though several huge obstacles came during the delayed season, which got completed in two terms, the BCCI didn’t leave a single stone unturned to make things exciting and enthralling for the fans all across the globe. Following the completion of the tournament, the main focus has now been shifted to the upcoming IPL 2022 Mega Auction. So here is the detailed analysis of the IPL 2022 auction, date, teams, new Rules and much more.

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IPL 2022 mega auction confirmed to be held on 12 and 13 February in Mr Brijesh Patel, Bengaluru. Read more – Tata IPL 2022 Mega Auction Date Confirmed

When Will IPL 2022 Mega Auction Take Place?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed franchises that the Mega IPL auction 2022 will be held in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13.

When Will IPL 2022 Start:

The Indian Premier League (IPL) season fifteen is likely to commence on April 2nd with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Chennai’s home ground Chepauk. The final of the tournament is expected to be held in the first week of June.

Will there be some new Franchises/ Teams in the IPL 2022?

IPL 2022 Mega Auction New Teams

Yes, two news teams, has added to the existing pool of eight franchises. The BCCI has already confirmed the inclusion of the two new teams. CVC Capitals owned Ahmedabad and RPSG Group-owned Lucknow are the two new inductees of the IPL.

CVC Capitals paid INR 5,625 Crores to get the operations of Ahmedabad based new IPL franchise while RPSG had to shell out a whopping INR 7,090 Crores to acquire Lucknow.

The bidding for the two new teams was held on 25th October in Dubai after India vs Pakistan clash in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Update: IPL governing council confirmed 2 new teams names ( Ahmedabad and Lucknow ) on October 25.

New Rules for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction?

The IPL 2022 Mega Auction rules are already out in the public domain. According to the new IPL 2022 Mega Auction rules, each existing eight Indian Premier League franchise can retain a maximum of four cricketers from their IPL 2021 squad.

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The retention list should not exceed four players. The franchises can retain a maximum of three domestic/Indian cricketers while a maximum of two overseas cricketers. While it must be noted that the total no of players retained should not go past four.

For the two new incoming franchises in the IPL, the governing cricket body has privileged them with a provision of “Special Picks” according to which Ahmedabad based IPL franchise and Lucknow based IPL franchise can buy three players outside the Mega Auction IPL 2022. They can buy not more than 2 Indian cricketers and 1 overseas cricketer.

IPL 2022 Player Retentions:

As mentioned earlier, at most four retentions are available for each franchise and there is a certain price cap allocated for the retentions. The total player retentions and their salary cap is mentioned in the tables down below:

Update: List of Player Retained by MI, CSK, DC, RCB, RR, PBKS, SRH, KKR – IPL 2022

First/Second/Third/Fourth Choice Player Retention Price:

For Single Player Retention:

Choice of retentionSalary (total INR 14 Cr)
First choice retention (Player 1)INR 14 Crore

For Two Player Retentions:

Choice of retentionSalary (total INR 42 Cr)
First choice retention (Player 1)INR 14 Crore
Second choice retention (Player 2)INR 10 Crore

For Three Player Retentions:

Choice of retentionSalary (total INR 33 Cr)
First choice retention (Player 1)INR 15 Crore
Second choice retention (Player 2)INR 11 Crore
Third choice retention (Player 3)INR 7 Crore

For Four Player Retentions:

Choice of retentionSalary (total INR 42 Cr)
First choice retention (Player 1)INR 16 Crore
Second choice retention (Player 2)INR 12 Crore
Third choice retention (Player 3)INR 8 Crore
Fourth choice retention (Player 4)INR 6 Crore.

Retention and RTM card:

IPL 2022 – Retention and RTM card

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has scrapped the usage of the Right To Match (RTM) card for the upcoming IPL 2022 Mega Auctions.

Experts believe that due to four-player retentions, the BCCI may have taken that step. Furthermore, it is learnt that the RTM card will be unfair for the two new IPL franchises.

Update: IPL franchises are allowed to retain 4 players, either it can be 3 Indians and 1 overseas or 2 Indians and 2 overseas for IPL 2022 ahead of the mega auction.

Read: Predicting 4 Players Each Franchise Will Retain Ahead Of IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Total purse of each IPL Franchise:

The total purse value of each Indian Premier League franchise has been raised to INR 90 Crores. Hitherto the purse was INR 85 Crores, however, with an increase in the brand value the purse has also been increased.

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The BCCI has also confirmed that the purse will increase in the coming two IPL seasons as well. It will go up to INR 95 Crores in IPL 2023 and will touch INR 100 Crores in IPL 2024.

IPL 2022 Window and Schedule Change:

The IPL 2022 schedule window will be increased due to the addition of the two new franchises. The total number of games will reach 74 and it is not possible to conduct all these in the frame of April-May. More than two months’ window between April and June has been reserved by the board to schedule IPL.

BCCI is implementing the procedure which was used for the games in IPL 2011. Teams were divided into groups and all the teams first played inside the respective groups before playing with the teams of other groups.

IPL 2022 Maximum players in each team: 

Till now each franchise in the IPL is allowed to acquire a maximum of 25 players and a minimum of 18 players (domestic and overseas included) however there could be an increase in the players.

IPL 2022 Auction Update:

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IPL 2022 New Team Auction

According to the PTI, there were 5 or 6 serious bidders who participated in the IPL 2 new teams bidding. BCCI announce the new team name and their owner name. Ahmedabad and Lucknow to officially get a new IPL Franchise in IPL 2022.

  1. RPSG Ventures Ltd bought Lucknow Team for INR 7090 crores
  2. CVC Capital Partners bought Ahmedabad for INR 5625 crores

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