IPL 2022 Mega Auction, Retention Rules, Right To Match Card (RTM), Two New Teams & What You Need To Know

Updated: 23 December 2021

The VIVO IPL 2021 was completed in the UAE. All the teams are busy preparing for the next year’s IPL matches. However, they also have a few plans and team combinations that they will figure out in the back of their minds in these remaining matches ahead of IPL 2022.

The IPL 2022 mega auction will be a grand event, and all eyes will be on how the franchises plan for this mega event. Let us have a look at a few details regarding IPL 2022 mega auction:

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When Will The IPL 2022 Mega Auction Take Place?

There is no official information conveyed from BCCI regarding the exact date of the IPL 2022 mega auction. However, according to a few credible sources, the IPL 2022 mega auction will be held on February 12 and 13,2022 in Bengaluru. The reason for the same is that IPL usually takes place in April-May, so it becomes relevant for BCCI to stage the IPL 2022 mega auction early. To recall, IPL mega auction takes place every three years, as opposed to the regular auction held every year.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction Retention

All 8 teams have retained players. According to BCCI’s rules, a team could retain a maximum of 4 players. It was in the combination of 2 foreign players, 2 Indian players.

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IPL 2022 RTM Rules

RTM in IPL mega auction stands for Right to Match. By this process, any IPL franchise can purchase their released players paying the exact bidding amount from the team who will bid for that player. The number of RTM cards that will be allowed to be used by each team in the IPL 2022 mega auction is expected to be 2. There will be no RTM in IPL 2022 mega auction.

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IPL 2022 Purse Value Of Each Franchise

Purse value is the amount through which the IPL franchise is allowed to purchase a new player in the IPL auction. The total purse value provided to each IPL franchise will be increased to 90 crores from the existing 85 crores. This amount will further increase to 95 crores in IPL 2023 and 100 crores in 2024.

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IPL 2022 Two New Teams

IPL is set to witness a change from next season. BCCI has already conveyed that IPL 2022 will see the addition of two new teams. With this, there will be a total of 10 teams participating in the IPL 2022 onwards. The BCCI has already floated a tender for the same.

Finally, two new IPL Teams were announced – Lucknow – Owner – Sanjeev Goenka (RPSG group )- 7000 cr & Ahmedabad – CVC capital – 5200 cr .

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When will IPL 2022 take place?

With the addition of two new teams in IPL 2022, the total number of matches will increase to 74. To accommodate these many matches, BCCI will have to look at starting the IPL 2022 early. So, we may see IPL 2022 starting from late March or early 2022 so that it does not clash with the ICC calendar.

Stay tuned for further updates as more story unfolds related to the IPL 2022 mega auction.



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