Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have been asked to submit their list of retained players for the 2023 edition by November 15, according to a report by ESPNCricinfo.
All the ten teams will also need to specify if they are going to retain replacement signings or the original players. Chennai Super Kings had signed Sri Lanka pacer Matheesha Pathiraana for Adam Milne, Mumbai Indians replaced Tymal Mills with Tristan Stubbs. Andrew Tye was signed to replace injured Mark Wood by the Lucknow Super Giants while Aaron Finch replaced Alex Hales for Kolkata Knight Riders. Champions Gujarat Titans replaced Jason Roy with Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Ahead of the 2022 mega auction, older teams were allowed to retain a maximum of four players. According to the report, there will be no such cap for the upcoming season.
For the mini auction, each team will have an additional Rs 5 crore in their purse to the money that's left over from the previous auction.
Punjab Kings, who had gone for most of the young players in the mega auction, had the Rs 3.45 crore left in their purse, while LSG had exhausted their entire purse. Royal Challengers Bangalore (Rs 1.55 crore), Rajasthan Royals (Rs 0.95 crore), KKR (Rs 0.45 crore), GT (Rs 0.15 crore) are the others with big money left in their purses.
MI, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals had Rs 0.10 crore left in their purse.
The IPL 2023 is expected to be played from late April to early June.