Updated- 6 Decemeber 2021

IPL 2022 mega auction is expected to be held in the month of January-February 2022. This will be a grand occasion because the mega auction takes place every 3 years. There are a few rules that take place in a mega auction. The Right to Match (RTM) rule is one of them. In this article, we will try to analyze the (Right To Match) RTM rule. 

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All Retained Players List & Their Retention Price- IPL 2022

CSK – Ravindra Jadeja – 16 cr MS Dhoni – 12 cr, M Ali – 8 , R Gaikwad – 6

DC – Rishabh Pant – 16 cr, Axar Patel – 9, Prithvi Shaw- 7.50 cr, A Nortje – 6.50 cr

KKR – Andre Russel – 12 cr, Varun – 8 cr , Venkatesh – 8 , Sunil – 6

MIRohit Sharma – 16 cr, Jasprit Bumrah – 12 cr, Suryakumar – 8 cr, Kieron Pollard- 6 cr

Punjab – Mayank Agarwal – 12 cr, Arshdeep Singh – 4 cr

RCBVirat Kohli – 15 cr, Glenn Maxwell- 11 cr, Md Siraj – 7 cr

RR – Sanju Samson – 14 cr, Jos Buttler – 10 cr, Y Jaiswal- 4 cr

SRHKane Williamson – 14 cr , Abdul Samad- 4 cr, Umran Malik –

RTM Rules In 2022 Mega Auction

In the mega auction, every team has the option to retain a total of 3 players from their previous squad. Rest all the players are open for the IPL auction. Through Right to Match (RTM), each franchise can bring back any 2 released players but they also need to follow the rule of a maximum of 3 capped Indian players via Retention and RTM combined.

As per the new guideline by the BCCI, the team management can either retain three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian players and two overseas players.

But if a franchise retained 4 players ( maximum limit) they will not be able to use RTM.

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Regarding the price money of these RTM players, the team must pay the exact bidding amount which the other team has offered for that player to use RTM.

The Right To Match must be executed so that it follows the rule of a maximum of 3 capped Indian players ( Capped players means, who has represented the national team) a maximum of 2 International players, and a maximum of 2 uncapped players ( uncapped players means who did not play a single international match for his country)  being retained in total. 

For example, in 2018, Mumbai Indians used the RTM to bring back their 2 top players, Keiron Pollard and Krunal Pandya. They had already retained Rohit Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya.

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In the IPL 2018 auction, Delhi Capitals had made a final bid of 5.40 crore on Pollard. Mumbai Indians then used their RTM card and retained him by paying 5.40 crore.

Krunal Pandya was also brought back in the side by the same process. The Franchise had to sell out 8.80crores to take back the player from RCB.

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