IPL 2023 Auction Rules, Regulations, Player Retention, Right to Match
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IPL 2023 Auction Rules, Regulations, Player Retention, Right to Match: The Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is all set to draw curtains on May 29th as home team Gujarat Titans (GT) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the final at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The epic final from the world’s biggest cricket stadium is just a few moments away from the action.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in the IPL 2022, played a gamble to increase the number of teams participating in the tournament. Making an eight teams affair into ten and the move has invariably panned out quite immaculate. The quality of cricket along with standards has not been compromised even a single inch which has been the biggest positive of this season.

The competition has been scintillating throughout the tournament. The two debutant teams, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans ended up qualifying for the playoffs. In fact, Gujarat Titans will play the finals against Rajasthan Royals tonight.

This season saw an unlikely sight where the perennial champions like Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) struggled often to taste a victory. While CSK ended in the penultimate position, MI closed down their IPL 2022 at the bottom of the points table.

Meanwhile, the foundation for a strong and entertaining season was built right at the auction table, which was held on February 12 and 13 in Bangaluru. 

To name a few stats of the player auction 2022, Ishan Kishan became the costliest pick of the season after he bagged a hefty contract of INR 15.25 crores from Mumbai Indians. Deepak Chahar became the most expensive pacer as he was bought back by CSK for INR 14 crores.

Nevertheless, the contracts will be renewed in the next season as the player auctions will be held once again. Although IPL 2023 auction won’t be as big as IPL 2022, it would certainly be exciting for the fans.

This article will take you through IPL 2023 Auction Rules, Regulations, Player Retention Details, Trade Window etc.

IPL 2023 Auction Rules:

The Tata IPL 2023 Auction rules will probably be the same as they were during IPL 2021. The upcoming auction won’t be a mega auction, as it was in IPL 2022, hence the process would be pretty simple for all the 10 IPL franchises. 

Unlike IPL 2022 auction, all the ten teams will be treated equally as all of them now have a settled core group. During the IPL 2022 mega auctions, Lucknow and Gujarat were given a special provision for ‘three draft picks’ so that they can match the other eight teams.

Each squad in the IPL 2023 will have a maximum of 25 players or a minimum of 18 players. The maximum number of overseas players in a team can be 8.

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IPL 2023 Player Retention:

All the ten IPL teams will have the opportunity to retain as many players as they want on their side for the next IPL season. There will be no upper cap in the retention list, unlike in IPL 2022 where the maximum number of players that can be retained was 4.

Players who have performed in the IPL 2022 and the players who have the potential to improve their performances will be retained, while the non-performing assets will be released from the squad. 

The purse value of each franchise is likely to be increased to INR 95 Crores. The BCCI allotted INR 90 Crores purse value to each franchise for the IPL 2022 mega auctions.

IPL 2023 Auction – Right to Match Card:

While the BCCI scrapped the usage of the Right to Match card in the IPL 2022 auction, the feature may make a comeback in the next IPL auction. The franchises can buy back their released player from the auction table by matching the highest bid for the player.

IPL 2023 Trade Window:

Before teams gear up for the auction, a trade window is opened by the BCCI. Franchises can trade players amongst themselves in this trading window. 

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