Tuesday, 13 March 2018

IPL 2018: How IPL Team Owners Make Money
How IPL Team Owners Make Money: The Eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL 2018) will starts on 7th April and we are going to witness some exciting drama on-field. As we all know a huge amount of money involved in IPL and the franchises spends crores of rupees to buy desired players for their team in the Auction. But peoples are wondered to know how IPL team owners make money after spending millions of dollars. In this article, I tried to answer some of your doughts on IPL franchises Revenue Model.

How IPL Team Owners Make Money

How IPL Team Owners Make Money

1- Media rights

Media rights is also a fixed source of income for IPL franchises. BCCI collects all the revenue from broadcasters and shares it with the teams.

Ex-Previously Sony Entertainment had media broadcast rights for Rs. 8,200 crores for 10 years up to 2017 and pays Rs 820 crore per year to BCCI. In 2015, Star India got the digital rights(Hotstar) for three years for Rs 302.2 crore.

Sony Media Rights Revenue Share
Now in IPL 2018, Star India has the media rights for the next five years(2018-22) after winning bid of Rs 16,347.50 crore. In addition to this, teams can also charge for the separate shows that they make during the IPL season. 

2- Sponsorship rights

A major source of income comes from the official sponsorship of the IPL. 

Ex- DLF was the title sponsor of 1st-year IPL, then it was Pepsi and now Vivo is the title sponsor for IPL 9 onwards along with other sponsors like Yes Bank, Vodafone, Hero etc. 

The revenue share of sponsorship rights between BCCI and franchises are 50-50 and it is distributed equally among all the franchises.

This is how IPL franchise earns money most of out from Media rights and Sponsorship rights a fixed and conform amount to get from an IPL season.

3- Team Sponsorship

Primarily IPL franchise income sources are the Team Sponsorship. Teams have sponsors for everything. When you see a player’s jersey, you see less of the jersey and more of the sponsors.

Each team has a main sponsor (Title Sponsor), along with some side sponsor (Principal sponsor) and even a sleeve sponsor which is their main source of income.

Ex- In IPL 2018 Daikin will be the title sponsor of Delhi Daredevils whereas Suzuki Gixxer and Nature fresh are the principal sponsors.

4- Ticket Sales

The franchises also make money from the ticket selling during their respective Home game. 80% of the tickets sold by IPL franchise for their home ground. They decide which tickets will be sold at what price.

As we know each team has 7 home games, that is the opportunity to generate money for the franchise.

5- Ground Sponsors and Stall contracts

When we talk about IPL owners income do not forget the advertisement on the grounds during the match. You will see an advertisement on stands, boundaries etc.

The food and beverage stalls that serve spectators during matches are given on a contract basis to a third party. It is usually a fixed term for a fixed amount that each franchise collects on per stall per match basis.

Note: A franchise earns approx of 5 to 8 crore from each match on Ticket sales, Ground sponsor and Stall Contracts.

Also Read: IPL 2018 Schedule, Match Time Table 

6- Player Trading

Before every IPL Auction each season, a transfer window is opened for a certain period of time. This is when teams are allowed to exchange players. Typically, exceptional players are exchanged with good ones with some money as compensation.

7- Merchandise sale

Each franchise sells merchandise including T-shirts, Caps, Wristwatches etc on their websites and on the ground during the match. This revenue depends on the fan following the team.

8- Prize Money

The teams make big money if they win the IPL as the championship prize money which is variable in each edition of IPL. The 2017 season of the IPL the winning team gets ₹15 crore, the runners-up received 10 crores. The third and fourth-placed team also gets 7.5 crores each.

Note: The IPL rules mandate that half of the prize money must be distributed among the players.


This is how IPL team owners make money from the whole tournament. But the income varies with the franchise depends on the brand value and what position they finished with. Brand value adds a lot to the team. If you have star players like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni or AB de Villiers in your team, you have a better chance to earn more.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

IPL Mega Auction 2018 Day 2 Live Updates: Rajasthan spend 11.5 cr for Jaydev Unadkat
IPL Mega Auction 2018 Day 2 Live Updates

The stage is set for the second day of the IPL Players Auction, after an exciting first day. At the end of day 1, Ben Stokes is the Costliest Buy, Goes to Rajasthan Royals for 12.5 Cr. Other players those are bidding for highest price include Manish Pandey(Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 11 crore), Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab Rs 11 crore), Chris Lynn (Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 9.60 crore), Mitchell Starc (Kolkata Knight Riders Rs 9.40 crore), Glenn Maxwell (Delhi Daredevils Rs 9 crore), Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad Rs 9 crore).

Unsold Players on Day 1: James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Murali Vijay, Chris Gayle, Jonny Bairstow, Hashim Amla, Joe Root, Adam Zampa, Parthiv Patel, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Martin Guptill, Naman Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Ish Sodhi, Ben McDermott, Ankush Bains, Aditya Tare, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Siddhesh Dinesh Lad, Shivam Dubey, Jitesh Sharma, Vishnu Vinod, Sheldon Jackson, Prashant Chopra, Himanshu Rana and Rajneesh Gurbani.

IPL Auction 2018 Day 2

Bidding for Uncapped Spinners

Rahul Chahar (Base price Rs 20 lakh) brought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.9 crore.

KC Cariappa remains unsold.

Shahbaz Nadeem is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.2 crore.

Sai Kishore Ravi goes unsold.

Tejas Baroka remains unsold.

Jagadeesh Suchith remains unsold.

Gowtham Krishnappa is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 6.2 crore.

Iqbal Abdullah remains unsold.

Shivil Kaushik goes unsold.

Murugan Ashwin is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 2.2 crore.

Bidding for Capped Batsman

Evin Lewis (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) brought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 3.8 crore.

Saurabh Tiwary Sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 80 lakh.

Alex Hales (Base price Rs 1 crore) remains unsold.

Eoin Morgan (Base price Rs 2 crore) remains unsold.

Shaun Marsh (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) remains unsold.

Lendl Simmons goes unsold.

Mandeep Singh brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.4 crore.

Travis Head remains unsold.

Colin Ingram (Base price Rs 2 crore) remains unsold.

Manoj Tiwary (Base price Rs 5 lakh) brought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore.

Bidding for Capped All-Rounders

Washinton Sundar brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.2 crore.

Pawan Negi is sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1 crore by RTM.

Daniel Christian
is sold to  Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.5 crore.

Jayant Yadav (Base price Rs 50 lakh) brought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 50 lakh.

Gurkeerat Singh (Base price Rs 50 lakh) brought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 75 lakh.

Corey Anderson (Base price Rs 2 crore) remains unsold.

Moises Henriques (Base price Rs 1.5 crore) remains unsold.

Ben Cutting (Base price Rs 1 crore) is sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 2.2 crore.

Mohammad Nabi is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore.

Rishi Dhawan remains unsold.

Rajasthan Royals use their RTM card to retain Dhawal Kulkarni for Rs 75 lakh.

Kings XI Punjab uses their RTM card to retain Mohit Sharma for Rs 2.4 crore.

Dale Steyn
goes unsold.

Chennai Super Kings buy Shardul Thakur for Rs 2.6 crores.

Delhi Daredevils buy Trent Boult for Rs 2.2 crores.

Rajasthan Royals bid Jaydev Unadkat for Rs 11.5 crores.

Royal Challengers Bangalore buy Nathan Coulter-Nile for Rs 2.2 crores.

Royal Challengers Bangalore buy Mohammed Siraj for Rs 2.6 crores.

Kolkata Knight Riders buy R Vinay Kumar for Rs 1 crore, his base price.

Sunrisers Hyderabad buys Sandeep Sharma for Rs 3 crores.

Bidding for Capped Spinners

Mujeeb Zadran is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4 crore.

Nathan Lyon goes unsold.

Fawad Ahmed goes unsold.

Pragyan Ojha goes unsold.

Tabraiz Shamsi goes unsold.

Bidding for Uncapped Batsman

Delhi Daredevils buy Manjot Kalra for Rs 20 lakh, his base price.

Sunrisers Hyderabad buys Sachin Baby for Rs 20 lakh, his base price.

Kolkata Knight Riders buy Rinku Singh for Rs 80 lakh.

Kolkata Knight Riders buy Apoorv Wankhede for Rs 20 lakh, his base price.

Bidding for Uncapped All-Rounders

Kolkata Knight Riders buy Shivam Mavi for Rs 3 crores.

Ankit Sharma is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakh.

Pravin Dubey remains unsold.

Abhishek Sharma is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 55 lakh.

Bidding for Uncapped Pacers

Ishwar Pandey, Sayan Ghosh, Anureet Singh Kathuria, Nathu Singh, Bipul Sharma go unsold.

Mumbai Indians buy Pradeep Sangwan for Rs 1.5 crores.

Bidding for Random Players

Johnson Charles, Niroshan Dickwella, Nicholas Pooran, Kedar Devdhar, CM Gautam, Mihir Hirwani, Mayank Markande goes unsold.

Rajasthan Royals buy Zahir Khan Pakteen for 60 lakh.

Aiden Markram, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright remain unsold.

Mumbai Indians buy JP Duminy for 1 crore.

Sunrisers Hyderabad buys Chris Jordan for Rs 1 crore.

Chennai Super Kings buy Mitchell Santner for Rs 50 lakh.

Mumbai Indians buy Jason Behrendorff for Rs 1.5 crore.

Kings XI Punjab buys Barinder Sran for Rs 2.2 crores.

Sunrisers Hyderabad buys Billy Stanlake for Rs 50 lakh.

Andrew Tye brought by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 7.2 crore.

Ben Dwarshuis is sold to Kings XI Punjab for 1.4 crores.

Shreevats Goswami is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1 crore.

Akshdeep Nath is sold to Kings XI Punjab for 1 crore.

KM Asif sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 40 lakhs.

Lungisani Ngidi goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakhs.

So we are in the final session of the auction. This is the period when players who were not sold in the auction come back for one last time.

Big news, Chris Gayle, the sixer king is now unsold again. He might not feature in the IPL in 2018.

Martin Guptill goes unsold again.

Naman Ojha sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 1.4 crore.

Sam Billings goes to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1 crore. 

Parthiv Patel has gone to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.7 crore. 

Murali Vijay has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 2 crore.

Tim Southee goes to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1 crore.

Aditya Tare sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.

Bipul Sharma sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20 lakhs.

Sayan Ghosh sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakhs.

Akila Dhananjaya sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 50 lakhs.

Thisara Perera, Jhye Richardson also goes unsold.

Mayank Dagar has bid from Kings XI Punjab for Rs 20 lakhs.

Anukul Roy sold to Mumbai Indians for Rs 20 lakhs.

Mark Wood sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 1.5 crore.

Chennai Super Kings get Chaitanya Bishnoi for Rs 20 lakhs.

Monu Singh has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs.

Kshitiz Sharma has been sold to Chennai Super Kings for Rs 20 lakhs.

Jack Wildermuth, Nidheesh Dinesan, Gulbadi Naib goes unsold in 2018 auction.

Jatin Saxena has been sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 20 lakhs.

Vikram Birla sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 30 lakhs.

Pavan Deshpande sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 20 lakhs.

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals want to have a crack at few players again so they are re-submitting the names of few players.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

IPL 2018 Mega Auction Day 1 Live Updates: Ben Stokes, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey Highest Price
IPL 2018 Auction Live Updates

The 11th edition of Indian Premier League( IPL) Players Auction Day-1 was over today in Bengaluru. Here 578 cricketers go under the hammer in the two-day player auction. From a pool of 1122 cricketers, there are only just more than half of 578 players available for auction; where 360 are Indians and the rest overseas players. From the list of 578 selected players, it includes 244 capped players, 332 uncapped and two Associates players. The teams can keep a maximum of 25 players including eight overseas players, so a total of 182 players can be purchased during the auction.

Marquee Players:

The list of marquee players include the names of R Ashwin, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Faf du Plessis, Shakib Hasan, Kane Williamson.

Also Read: IPL Mega Auction 2018 Day 2 Live Updates

IPL 2018 Auction

So the first set of marquee players will go under the hammer.

Yuvraj Singh (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 2 crore. 

Joe Root (Base price INR 1.5 crore)- UnSold.

Kane Williamson Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 3 crore.

Dwayne Bravo (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 6.4 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Gautam Gambhir (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 2.8 crore.

Glenn Maxwell - Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 9 crore.

Shakib Hasan - Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2 crore.

Harbhajan Singh - Sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 2 crore. 

Mitchell Starc - Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 9.4 crore.

Ajinkya Rahane - Sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 4 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Faf du Plessis - Sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 1.6 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Ben Stokes - Sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 12.5 crore

Chris Gayle (Base price INR 2 crore) - UnSold

Kieron Pollard - Sold to Mumbai Indians  for INR 5.4 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

R Ashwin (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 7.6 crore.

Sikhar Dhawan (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad  for INR 5.2 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Bidding for Capped Players

Martin Guptill (Base price INR 75 lakh) - UnSold

Manish Pandey (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 11 crore.

Hashim Amla (Base price INR 1.5 crore) - UnSold

Chris Lynn (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 9.6 crore.

Jason Roy (Base price INR 1.5 crore) Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.5 crore.

Brandon McCullum (Base price INR 2 crore) Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 3.6 crore.

Aaron Finch (Base price INR 1.5 crore) Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 6.2 crore.

David Miller (Base price INR 1.5 crore) Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 3 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Murli Vijay (Base price INR 2 crore) - UnSold. 

KL Rahul (Base price INR 2 crore) Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 11 crore. 

Karun Nair (Base price INR 50 lakh)Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 5.6 crore

Bidding For All-Rounders

Moeen Ali Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 1.7 crore.

Marcus Stoinis Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 6.2 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Stuart Binny (Base price INR 50 lakh) - Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 50 lakh.

Colin Munro (Base price INR 50 lakh) - Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.9 crore.

Yusuf Pathan (Base price INR 75 lakh) - Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1.9 crore.

James Faulkner (Base price INR 2 crore) - UnSold

Colin De Grandhomme (Base price INR 75 lakh) - Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 2.2 crore.

Kedar Jadav (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 7.8 crore.

Shane Watson (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 4 crore.

Carlos Brathwaite (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2 crore.

Chris Woakes (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 7.4 crore.

Bidding for Capped Wicket Kippers

Jos Buttler (Base price INR 1.5 crore) - Sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 4.4 crore.

Sam Billings (Base price INR 1 crore) - UnSold

Ambati Rayudu (Base price INR 50 lakh) - Sold to Chennai Super Kings for INR 2.2 crore.

Sanju Samson (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 8 crore.

Robin Uthappa (Base price INR 2 crore)- Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 6.4 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Naman Ojha (Base price INR 75 lakh)- UnSold.

Dinesh Kartik (Base price INR 2 crore)- Sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 7.4 crore.

Jonny Bairstow (Base price INR 1.5 crore) - UnSold.

Wriddhiman Saha (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 5 crore.

Quinton de Kock (Base price INR 2 crore)- Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 2.8 crore.

Parthiv Patel (Base price INR 1 crore) - UnSold

Bidding for Fast Bowler

Lasith Malinga (Base price INR 1 crore) - UnSold.

Kagiso Rabada (Base price INR 1.5 crore) - Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 4.2 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Mitchell McClenaghan (Base price INR 1 crore) - UnSold.

Mohammed Shami (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 3 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Ishant Sharma (Base price INR 75 lakh) - UnSold.

Tim Southee (Base price INR 1 crore) - UnSold.

Umesh Yadav (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 4.2 crore.

Pat Cummins (Base price INR 2 crore) - Sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 5.4 crore.

Josh Hazlewood (Base price INR 2 crore) - UnSold.

Mitchel Johnson (Base price INR 2 crore) - UnSold.

Mustafizur Rahman (Base price INR 1 crore) - Sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 2.2 crore.

Bidding for Uncapped Fast bowler

Ankit Singh Sold to Kings XI Punjab for INR 3 crore.

Avesh Khan Sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 70 lakh.

Navdeep Sain brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 3 crore.

Syed Khaleel Ahmed Sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 3 crore.

Aniket Choudhary Sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 30 lakh.

Rajneesh Gurbani goes Unsold.

Basil Thampi brought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 95 lakh.

T Natarajan brought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 40 lakh

Siddharth Kaul brought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 3.8 crore.

Kulwant Khejroliya brought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 85 lakh.

Bidding for Uncapped wicket keeper

Prashant Chopra goes Unsold.

Sheldon Jackson goes Unsold.

Bishnu Vinod goes Unsold.

Ankush Bains goes Unsold.

Aditya Tare goes Unsold.

Ben McDermott goes Unsold.

Nikhil Naik goes Unsold.

Ishan Kishan brought by Mumbai Indians for INR 6.2 crore.

Jitesh Sharma goes Unsold.

Bidding for Uncapped All-Rounder

Jofra Archer 
is sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 7.2 crore

Shivam Dube goes Unsold.

Darcy Short Sold to Rajasthan Royals for INR 4 crore.

Nitish Rana sold for INR 3.4 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders.

Krunal Pandya Sold to Mumbai Indians for INR 8.8 crore by RTM (Right to Match).

Kamlesh Nagarkoti brought by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 3.2 crore.

Harshal Patel is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakh. 

Vijay Shankar is sold to Delhi Daredevils for Rs 3.2 crore. 

Deepak Hooda is sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 3.6 crore used their RTM to get him back.

Rahul Tewatia brought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 3 crore.

Bidding for Uncapped Batsmans

Prithvi Shaw
is sold to Delhi Daredevils for INR 1.2 crore.

Ricky Bhui sold for Rs 20 lakh by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mayank Agarwal is sold to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore.

Rahul Tripathi goes to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3.4 crore.

Manan Vohra signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 1.1 crore.

Siddhesh Lad remains UnSold.

Shubman Gill is sold to Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.8 crore.

Suryakumar Yadav is bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 3.2 crore.

Monday, 22 January 2018

IPL 2018 Franchise Available Purses before Auction
IPL 2018 Franchise Available Purses before Auction
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The 2018 IPL player auction is going to held in Bengaluru on January 27-28. This year’s auction will be one of the biggest players’ auctions in the history of IPL. From a pool of 1122 cricketers, there will be 578 players available for auction; where 360 are Indians and the rest overseas players. The list includes 578 players where 244 are capped players, 332 uncapped and two Associates players. A total of 182 maximum players can be purchased during the auction (25 players by each Team).

Also Read: IPL 2018 Auction List: 578 Players to go under the hammer

The franchises have already announced the names of the players they wanted to retain ahead of the auction and while the majority of the players are part of the auction, the teams can still retain their core players by using the Right to Match card (RTM) (Maximum 3) during the auction.

The IPL franchises will go into the player auction with a maximum of Rs. 80 crores purse for the 2018 season. The teams can possess a maximum of 25 players and a minimum of 18 players including 8 overseas players. So if there is a protracted bidding battle for a particular player, leading to a high price, it means the players coming after him in the auction will have to collectively do with less.

For the retained players, the teams already had a fixed amount of their salary quota which means the team with maximum retention can't afford to buy big players in a bidding battle. So Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, and Chennai Super Kings, who have each retained 3 players, only have Rs 47 crore of their total purse of Rs 80 crore left.

Also Read: IPL 2018 Auction: Top Base Price of Players List before Auction

Franchise Available purses before Auction :

   Franchise                               Salary cap          Deduction            Available Purse

Kings XI Punjab                            Rs 80  crore          Rs 12.5 crores            Rs 67.5 crore

Rajasthan Royals                           Rs 80  crore          Rs 12.5 crores            Rs 67.5 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders                  Rs 80  crore           Rs 21 crores               Rs 59 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore       Rs 80  crore           Rs 31 crores              Rs 49 crore

Mumbai Indians                             Rs 80  crore          Rs 33 crores               Rs 47 crore

Delhi Daredevils                             Rs 80  crore          Rs 33 crores               Rs 47 crore

Chennai Super Kings                     Rs 80  crore          Rs 33 crores               Rs 47 crore

It isn’t just how much money a particular team has left that matters, but the total budget left across all teams. If you simply think of it in terms of a certain number of rupees left to buy a certain number of players, you will notice that the lesser the total budget available is the lower will be the average price of each player. So if one team ends up over-paying for one particular player, not only does it end up eating into its own purse, it also results in the valuation of players yet to be auctioned to drop.

List of players retained and RTMs left for each team:

1) Mumbai Indians (MI):
Players retained:
Rohit Sharma (Rs. 15 crore), Hardik Pandya (Rs. 11 crore), Jasprit Bumrah (Rs. 7 crore)
Total RTMs left: 2
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 0
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 2

2) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Players retained:
Virat Kohli (Rs. 17 crore), AB de Villiers (Rs. 11 crore), Sarfaraz Khan (Rs. 3 crore)
Total RTMs left: 2
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 1
RTMs left for capped international players: 1

3) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):
Players retained:
David Warner (Rs 12 crore), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Rs 8.5 crore)
Total RTMs left: 3
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 1

4) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):
Player retained: Axar Patel (Rs 6.75 crore)
Total RTMs left: 3
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 2

5) Chennai Super Kings (CSK):
Players retained:
MS Dhoni (Rs. 15 crore), Suresh Raina (Rs. 11 crore), Ravindra Jadeja (Rs. 7 crore)
Total RTMs left: 2
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 0
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 2

6) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):
Players retained:
Sunil Narine (Rs 8.5 crore), Andre Russell (Rs 7 crore)
Total RTMs left: 3
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 3
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 0

7) Rajasthan Royals (RR):
Player retained: Steve Smith (Rs 12 crore)
Total RTMs left: 3
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 3
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 1

8) Delhi Daredevils (DD):
Players retained:
Rishabh Pant (Rs. 15 crore), Chris Morris (Rs. 11 crore), Shreyas Iyer (Rs. 7 crore)
Total RTMs left: 2
RTMs left for capped Indian players: 1
RTMs left for uncapped Indian players: 2
RTMs left for capped international players: 1

Sunday, 21 January 2018

IPL 2018 Auction List: 578 Players to go under the hammer

BCCI has released the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Player Auction list on Saturday. As per the final list, a pool of 578 players will go under the hammer on Jan 27 and 28 in Bengaluru 'Mega auction' for IPL 2018. Out of the 578 players, 360 are Indians and 218 are overseas. A total pool of 1122 players had registered themselves for the IPL 2018, but just a little more than half made it to the final list for the auction. Before the auction a total of 18 players already retained by the eight franchises. Means franchise only have the option of 182 players(maximum) will be traded during the auction event in Bengaluru.

Among the 360 Indian players, only 62 are capped and 298 are uncapped Indian cricketers. Similarly, out of 218 foreign players, 182 are capped and 34 uncapped players and 2 cricketers from Associate Nations will available for 2018 auction.

All the players have been bracketed into eight distinct slabs in IPL 2018 before auction as per their profiles. The slabs for internationals (Indian and foreign) players are Rs 2 crore, Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively while uncapped players are base-priced at Rs 40, 30 and 20 lakh respectively.

IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said, "A lot of strategizing and number-crunching is involved before a cricketer is picked at the IPL Player Auction. The dynamic nature of the auction makes it unpredictable and exciting,".

Also Read: IPL 2018 Auction: Top Base Price of Players List before Auction

Capped Players as per their base price

Base Price (INR)       Total      Indians      Overseas

    2 Crore                      36           13                  23

    1.5 Crore                   32            5                   27

    1 Crore                      31            9                   22

    75 Lacs                      23            5                  18

    50 Lacs                     122          30                 92

Uncapped Players as per their base price

Base Price (INR)       Total      Indians      Overseas

    40 Lacs                      14            8                 6

    30 Lacs                      17           10                7

    20 Lacs                     303          280             23

As per the list, 36 players are in Rs 2 crore bracket while 32 have priced themselves at the Rs 1.5 crore price tag. There is 31 in the Rs 1 crore category followed by 23 in the Rs 75 lakh and a whopping 122 in the Rs 50 lakh base price bracket respectively.

16 Indian marquee players feature the list of a big pool of 578 players where Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Starc, Chris Gayle are in the top marquee list. Some of the big uncapped names included in this list Krunal Pandya, Prithvi Shaw, and Kamlesh Nagakoti.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

IPL 2018 Auction: Top Base Price of Players List before Auction
Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction 2018 is just around the corner. The VIVO IPL Player Registration closed on Friday, Jan 12, 2018, about 1,122 cricketers who have registered themselves for the auction will go under the hammer. As we know the mega Auction for IPL 2018 scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on Jan 27-28, 2018.

Base Price of Players IPL 2018

Among 1122 registered players for the eight franchises, 281 are capped and 838 uncapped players, including 778 Indians and three players from the Associate nations. A final auction pool would be prepared by the end of next week once the franchises submit their wishlists to the IPL.

From the overseas players who registered in the auction most came from Australia - 58 names then South Africa with 57 players, Sri Lanka - 39, West Indies with 39. There were 23 players from England, 13 from Afghanistan and 8 from Bangladesh.

The IPL Governing Council have been given the luxury for the capped players to fix their own base price at Rs 50 lakhs, Rs 75 lakhs, Rs 1cr, Rs 1.50 cr, and Rs 2 crore. So 36 players who have listed their base price at the maximum of INR 2 crore (USD 315,000 approx) ahead of the mega IPL auction.

Top Base Price of IPL players 2018

Among the 36 players with the top base price for IPL auction 2018, 13 are Indians and 23 overseas players. Here is the list of players and their base price for the upcoming auction INR 2 crore (USD 315,000 approx).

               Indian Players with 2 crores Base Price

   R Ashwin    Gautam Gambhir
   KL Rahul    Yuvraj Singh
   Yuzvendra Chahal    Ajinkya Rahane
   Shikhar Dhawan    Harbhajan Singh
   Kedar Jadhav    Dinesh Karthik
   M Vijay    Robin Uthappa
   Karn Sharma

                Overseas players with 2 crores Base Price

Rashid Khan Ben Stokes Chris Gayle Kieron Pollard
Pat Cummins Chris Woakes Dwayne Bravo Glenn Maxwell
James Faulkner Mitchell Starc Marcus Stoinis Corey Anderson
Josh Hazlewood Quinton de Kock Chris Lynn David Willey
Mitchell Johnson Eoin Morgan Brendon McCullum Cameron White
Liam Plunkett Colin Ingram Angelo Mathews

       Players with Rs 1.5 crores Base Price

David Miller, Evin Lewis, Faf du Plessis, Harry Gurney, Aaron Finch, Amit Mishra, Hashim Amla, Jason Holder, Jason Roy, Jaydev Unadkat, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Kagiso Rabada, Kane Williamson, Kuldeep Yadav, Moises Henriques, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Peter Handscomb, Ravi Bopara, Shaun Marsh, Steven Finn, Kyle Abbott, Lendl Simmons, Mark Wood, Michael Klinger, Moeen Ali, Mohit Sharma, Travis Head, Trent Boult, and Washington Sundar.

       Players with Rs 1 crores Base Price

Piyush Chawla, Sam Billings, Samuel Badree, Sanju Samson, Shakib Al Hasan, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Tom Curran, Tymal Mills, Adam Zampa, Alex Hales, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Jordan, Dale Steyn, Daniel Christian, Dwayne Smith, Jason Behrendorff, JP Duminy, Lasith Malinga, Manish Pandey, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Imran Tahir, Mustafizur Rahman, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Vinay Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha.

Friday, 12 January 2018

IPL Auction 2018: Base Prices of Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh and others?
IPL 2018 Base Price

For the IPL -2018 players' auction is going to be held on 27th and 28th of January in Bengaluru. The players who were not retained by their franchises have already put their base price for the auction. Before that, all the teams have options to retain their players, in which Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai scored 3-3, Kolkata and Hyderabad 2-2, while Punjab and Rajasthan retweeted 1-1 players. In this Virat Kohli (Rs 17 crore) was the most expensive player, who was bought by RCB. Rohit Sharma got the Mumbai Indians (15 crores) and MS Dhoni by Chennai Super Kings (15 crores).

The IPL Governing Council thrown card to capped players by fix their own base price from the given range; Rs 50 lakhs, Rs 75 lakhs, Rs 1cr, Rs 1.50 cr, and Rs 2 crore.

Also Read: IPL 2018 Retained Players List by all Franchise

Also Read: IPL 2018: Player Retention Policy, Salary Cap and Auction Reserve Price

Base Price of IPL players 2018

According to reports in Times of India, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, and Harbhajan Singh have put themselves into the auctions for Rs 2 crore. The other cricketers who have optioned for 2 crores base price are Indian legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal, West Indians Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum.

All-rounders Yusuf  Pathan and Irfan Pathan have kept their base price in the auctions for Rs 75 Lakhs and Rs 50 Lakhs respectively. BCCI had imposed a 5-month doping ban on Kolkata Knight Riders Yusuf Pathan back on August 15, 2017, which will end on January 14, 2018.

Harbhajan Singh has been part of Mumbai Indians (MI) for 10 seasons. Mumbai also won IPL title and 2011 Champions League T20 under the captaincy of veteran off spiner Harbhajan.
"I've had a great decade-long relationship with MI. I'll look to bowl well and win games for whichever team I play for in the IPL. Let's see what happens at the auction," said Harbhajan.

Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Kolkata Knight Riders also have 2 IPL victories, led by Gautam Gambhir. But the franchaise has decided to release him into the auction.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

IPL 2018 Retained Players List by all Franchise
The Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 11 player retention is now finalized today. Ahead of the mega-auction later this month, on Thursday held its player retention ceremony in Mumbai. Most of the big names are retained by their respective franchises with few surprises.

Ipl 2018 retad players

According to the IPL Governing Council rule, a franchise can have to retain a maximum of five players via player retention (pre-player auction) and right to match card (RTM) (during the player auction).  Franchises have an option to either retained a maximum of 3 players or can buy 3 players by RTM card. If there is no retention before the player's auction then franchises can bring back up to 3 players by RTM. The franchise will send the list of retained players soon because the cut-off date for forwarding the retained list is January 4, 2018.

Also read: IPL 2018: Player Retention Policy, Salary Cap, and Auction Reserve Price

Retained players list :

Here the complete list of all the players retained by their respective franchise. A total of 18 players retained by eight franchises such as MI, CSK, KKR, RR, RCB, SRH, KXI, and DD. 

Virat Kohli is the most expensive player after being retained for Rs. 17 crores followed by MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, who was retained for Rs. 15 crores.

Chennai Super Kings 

CSK players retention list

The Chennai Super Kings are retained three of their major players - skipper MS Dhoni, IPL superstar Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB retentions

Royal Challengers Bengaluru retained India captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers is RCB's second retention while they have kept uncapped Sarfaraz Khan for Rs 3 crore while putting Chris Gayle back in the auction pool.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

SRH retentions

Sunrisers Hyderabad retained skipper David Warner along with previous year purple cap holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR retentions

Kolkata Knight Riders retained two West Indians Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. Gautam Gambhir was excluded from the list and back to auction pool.

Kings XI Punjab

KXIP  retention

Axar Patel was the only player retained by Kings XI Punjab.

Mumbai Indians

MI retentions

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah are retained by Mumbai Indians.

Delhi Daredevils

DD retentions

Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris, and Shreyas Iyer are retained by Delhi Daredevils. 

Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua said "Ricky Ponting has been appointed as head coach. We will have a new coach and a new team with the idea of having continuity,". 

Rajasthan Royals

RR retentions
Rajasthan Royals retained the only player and previous year Rising Pune captain Steve Smith.

Now all eyes to upcoming mega-auction which is set to take place on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru.  

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

IPL 2018 Player retention by Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi
Rohit sharma MI

The Mumbai Indians(MI) are all set go with three retaintion before the auction which include its skipper Rohit Sharma along with Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal Pandya(From source). Similarly, Delhi Daredevils are keen to keep Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer in their stable ahead of the IPL auction on January 27 in Bengaluru. As we know the last date of submission for player retentions is January 4. The franchises will make a call on whom they want to keep and whom to release.

Read also- Ipl 2018 Player retention policy details

Mumbai Indians

Senior BCCI official told to PTI "Skipper Rohit Sharma is an automatic retention having led the team to three IPL titles. Hardik Pandya is one of the big match-winners and the interesting third retention would be Krunal Pandya".

He added"Krunal being an uncapped Indian can be retained for only Rs 3 crore instead of Rs 7 crore for the third capped player. Also, Krunal was an exceptional performer last year".

The franchise will buy back Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah with the 'Right To Match' cards. “MI has been the biggest advocate of five retentions. These five are their core group of match winners and it will be surprising if they deviate from this strategy,” the BCCI official said.

Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils may keep Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer in their stable ahead of the upcoming auctions. But Delhi is still undecided about having two or three retentions but Pant and Iyer being India players are certain to be retained.

“If you retain two capped players, you spend Rs 21 crore (Rs 12.5 crore for Player 1 and Rs 8.5 for Player 2) instead of Rs 33 crore for three capped players (Rs 15 crore for Player 1, Rs 11 crore for Player 2 and Rs 7 crore for Player 3),” the official explained.

Chennai Super Kings

As per previous news, we knew Chennai Super Kings are set to retain three of their marquee players - skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the 2018 Indian Premier League season. While Dwayne Bravo, certain to be brought back with Right To Match card.

Rajasthan Royals

The Australian skipper Steve Smith expected to be retained by Rajasthan Royals. Smith spent the last two years at the Rising Pune Supergiants.

David Warner looks certain to be retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad who can also retain the immensely talented Deepak Hooda by paying Rs 3 crore for the uncapped player. All these news will confirm on January 4 and franchise make the announcement of the players they are going to retain.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

IPL 2018: CSK decides to retain MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina
Good news for all Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans because CSK has decided to retain MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina before the auction for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League in 2018. But the team management is yet to take a call on the third player which likely to be Jadeja. The franchise makes their comeback after two years of suspension because of owners involved in the betting activities during IPL.

CSK retains MS Dhoni

The last date for sending the list of retained players is January 4 and CSK are still think about their third choice.

An IPL official who is aware of CSK's team strategy said, "We have not yet submitted our retention list but it goes without saying that Dhoni and Raina are all but retained. The third retention in all likelihood will be Ravindra Jadeja."

If the team CSK retain three players, then Rs 33 crore will be deducted from their total purchase of Rs 80 crore for the auction. As we know the mega auctions of the Indian Premier League's 11th edition will be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28.

The IPL Governing Council had announced that a franchise retains up to a maximum of three cricketers (pre-player auction) and right to match (RTM) (during the player auction). CSK on their two prime choices while they’re undecided on the third – which is reported to be among Ravindra Jadeja and R Aswhin. If CSK decides to go with Jadeja, then R. Ashwin will go back to the auction pool. 

Ashwin has a lesser chance because he did not play a T20 for over a year now and it remains to be seen if the franchise is ready to invest on a player, who is no longer a force to reckon with in the shortest format of the game. The team will also have an option to keep two more players on the side by using a Right to Match card between Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, and Brendon McCullum.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

IPL 2018: Player Retention Policy, Salary Cap and Auction Reserve Price
After the IPL Governing Council meeting which held in Delhi have come to a conclusion on the player retention policy, salary cap and auction reserve price for the 2018 IPL. According to the Council decision for next three years, all IPL franchises can secure up to five cricketers from their previous year’s squads. The council also revised higher salary purse for upcoming three years, Rs 80 Cr to Rs 85 crore between 2018-2020 seasons. For players, they determine minimum auction reserve price of the season.

IPL 2018 CUP

Player Retention Policy

According to the policy, IPL franchises have two options to retain five players - either retain 3 players with two Right to Match (RTM) or retain 2 players with three Right to Match. If a franchise has no retention before player auction then franchises can have up to 3 RTM.
Following things to keep in mind before retaining players
-Maximum number of 3 Capped Indian players.
-Maximum number of 2 Overseas players.
-Maximum number of 2 Uncapped Indian players.

The Council said,"The players pool available for CSK and RR for retention/RTM will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of RPS and GL squads in IPL 2017".

Retention Price
*If a franchise retains 3 players pre-auction, it will cost for Player-1: Rs 15 Cr, Player-2: Rs 11 Cr and Player-3: Rs 7 Cr.
*If a franchise retains 2 players, it will cost for Player-1: Rs 12.5 Cr and Player-2: Rs 8.5 Cr.
*If they want to retain just the 1 player, then they'll have to pay Rs 12.5 Cr from their pre-auction purse.
*For uncapped players' retention, the franchises will pay Rs 3 Cr per player from their pre-auction purse.

Salary Cap

The revised salary cap for 2018 to 2020 seasons are;
2018 – INR 80 Crore
2019 – INR 82 Crore
2020 – INR 85 Crore
The teams will have to spend at least 75 percent of the salary cap for each season.

Auction Reserve Price

As per new revised minimum auction price for Uncapped players, it will be 20 lakh, 30 lakh, and 40 lakh which was previously 10 lakh, 20 lakh, and 30 lakh respectively.
For Capped players, it will be50 lakh, 75 lakh, 1 cr, 1.5 cr, and 2 cr.

Along with these rules every team allowed to have a maximum squad of 25 and a minimum of 18 players including 8 overseas players.

Monday, 4 December 2017

IPL 2018 Proposes Mid-Season Transfers and 7pm Start for Evening Matches

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 will witness some big changes like the timing for the IPL matches and mid-season player transfers from the upcoming season.

In the IPL general council meeting that the chairman Rajeev Shukla floated the idea of an early start to avoid games extending past midnight. The idea was welcomed by the franchises, but it would depend on the broadcaster to finalizing the decision. If the broadcasters agree with the BCCI, then the matches will start at 7 pm instead of 8 pm.

On double-header games, if the second match starts at 7:00 pm in the evening, then its effect will be on the first match. So far, the afternoon match starts at 4 o'clock which will also be pushed back to 3 o'clock.

The biggest reason for changing time is that by 12 o'clock in the night, the spectator leaves the stadium from the running matches. Due to delays, fans at the stadium, kids who went to school and college watching on television causing problems. This kind of change was being demanded earlier, but this time it has been accepted by the IPL governing body.

On the other hand, another major change in this meeting has been accepted by all the franchisees. Under this proposal, players can now be transferred even during the IPL match. Teams are more or less, sticking to the core players comprising of 12/13 players, but others often fail to get a match.

Players like Shakib Al Hasan and Faf du Plessis were ignored by their respective franchises Rising Pune Supergiant and Kolkata Knight Riders. The mid-season transfer rule is also beneficial to the selling franchise because they would be able to regain some of the cash they dispense in player auctions.

IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla told that the IPL governing council is scheduled to meet in New Delhi on December 5 and the other things will be discussed.

The IPL 2018 season is scheduled for April 4 to May 31, and it will mark the return of former champions Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, after serving two years of suspension for the involvement of their respective owners in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting case. They will replace Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions.