The Board of Control for India in India (BCCI) is going all out to ensure the smooth conduction of the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. The 15th edition of the tournament promises to be grander and is expected to serve the viewers with a lot of entertainment and nail-biting matches.

BCCI has decided to expand the tournament to a ten-team event. Two new teams have been roped in for the league and the fans will see ten teams fighting with each other for lifting the trophy from the 2022 season. 

Lucknow and Ahemdabad are the two new IPL franchises alongside Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, and Delhi Capitals.

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Notably, BCCI hosted an auction in the second half of the last year to rope in two new franchises. Due to the introduction of two new teams, a mega auction will be hosted ahead of IPL 2022. All the teams will be given a purse of INR 90 crore to build their squad from scratch.
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IPL 2022 Mega Auction schedule

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BCCI is yet to make an official statement regarding the dates for the much-awaited mega-auction. The sources suggest that the Indian board is keen on organizing the auction on February 12 and 13, 2022. 

The venue for the event is going to be Bangalore. However, BCCI can shift the venue from Bangalore keeping in mind the ongoing coronavirus pandemic while the auction dates can also be pushed further.

There has been a delay in the proceedings for IPL 2022 due to an issue with Ahemdabad owners CVC Capitals. BCCI is running an investigation on the new owners and the auction will be possible only if they are given a clean chit by the board.

IPL 2022 Retention Rules

Ahead of the mega auction, all eight franchises were asked to pick up a maximum of four players for IPL 2021. The teams could retain a maximum of three Indians and two overseas players for the upcoming edition. 

Notably, the process was completed by November 2021 as the teams retained a total of 27 players in their squads. The 27 players include 19 Indian cricketers 8 overseas players. Also, four uncapped players also managed to earn the trust of their respective teams. 

Following the retention by the eight franchises, it is now up to the two new teams namely Lucknow and Ahemdabad to pick any three players from the pool of the released players. The two teams were expected to complete the process by December 25 but they are now expected to submit the names to the BCCI by the end of January 2022.

Players Retained by the teams for IPL 2022

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

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The defending champion Chennai Super Kings can be considered as one of the most successful franchises of all time. They have won the trophy as many as four times in their ten-year stint in the T20 Championship. Led by MS Dhoni, CSK will start the tournament as favorites and will aim to lift the cup for the second consecutive time.

CSK have retained four players namely Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali. Also, the team spent a total of INR 42 crore to acquire the services of the aforementioned players. Here are the safest online betting apps in india.

Retentions:

Ravindra Jadeja- Rs. 16 crore

MS Dhoni- Rs. 12 crore

Moeen Ali- Rs. 8 crore

Ruuraj Gaikwad- Rs. 6 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 42 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 48 crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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Despite not winning the title in the 14 years of the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore enjoys a massive fanbase. The team will look into new colors this season as Virat Kohli has decided to step down as a captain after leading the side for eight years.

RCB retained three players including Virat, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj. The team made a shocking decision as they decided to let go of their ace spinner Yuzvendra Chahal while AB de Villiers announced his retirement from the league. 

Retentions:

Virat Kohli-Rs. 15 crore

Glenn Maxwell-Rs. 11 crore

Mohammed Siraj-Rs. 7 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 33 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 57 crore

Delhi Capitals

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Delhi Capitals is another franchise that is yet to hold an IPL trophy. The team has shown immense improvement in the last three years and they will hope to complete their dream of winning an IPL this time around. Just like the last season, this time around also the team will be led by the young wicketkeeper-batsman.

Capitals let go of their former skipper and middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer as they retained four players in the form of Pant, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, and Prithvi Shaw. 

Retentions:

Rishabh Pant- Rs. 16 crore

Axar Patel- Rs. 9 crore

Prithvi Shaw – Rs. 7.5 crore

Anrich Nortje – Rs. 6.5 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 42.50 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 47.50 crore

Mumbai Indians (MI)

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Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in the history of the T20 extravaganza. They won their first title in 2013 and followed it up with four more trophies in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. The team had an exceptional squad and it was thus difficult for them to pick just four players.

Retentions:

Rohit Sharma- Rs. 16 crore

Jasprit Bumrah- Rs. 12 crore

Suryakumar Yadav- Rs. 8 crore

Kieron Pollard- Rs. 6 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 42.00 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 48.00 crore

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

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Kolkata Knight Riders were exceptional in the last season as they reached the final after a poor performance in the first half of IPL 2021. They have won the tournament twice in 2012 and 2014. KKR be most likely finding their skipper in the auction as they released Eoin Morgan. 

Retentions:

Andre Russell- Rs. 12 crore

Varun Chakravarthy-Rs. 8 crore

Venkatesh Iyer-Rs. 8 crore

Sunil Narine-Rs. 6 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 42.00 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 48.00 crore

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

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Rajasthan Royals were the first team to be crowned as champions in the league. However, the team is yet to win a trophy after 2008. They made a significant change last year as they made Sanju Samson the captain after releasing Steve Smith. Though the team didn’t do well and failed to qualify for the playoff, RR have decided to show trust in Samson. Here are some of the best IPL betting sites.

Retentions:

Sanju Samson- Rs. 14 crore

Jos Buttler- Rs. 10 crore

Yashasvi Jaiswal- Rs. 4 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 28.00 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 62.00 crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

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Hyderabad made a revolutionary change in the middle of the season as they replaced their most successful captain Dawid Warner with Kane Willaimson. They further released the skipper from the squad who took them to glory in 2016. SRH have invested in youth as they picked two uncapped players in the form of Umran Malik and Abdul Samad.

Retentions:

Kane Williamson-Rs. 14 crore

Abdul Samad-Rs. 4 crore

Umran Malik-Rs. 4 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 22.00 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 68.00 crore

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

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Punjab Kings is the one team who will be looking in new colors. KL Rahul has been released from the franchise and they will hope to win their maiden cup under the leadership of Mayank Agarwal. Apart from Agarwal, Punjab have invested in young Arshdeep Singh. Also, they will be going to the auction with the biggest purse. 

Retentions:

Mayank Agarwal- Rs. 12 crore

Arshdeep Singh- Rs. 4 crore

Purse:

Total Purse: INR 90 Crore

Total Deduction- Rs. 18.00 crore

Available Salary Purse- Rs. 72.00 crore

New Teams for IPL 2022

Lucknow

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The highest bid was made for Lucknow during the team auction. Rajiv Goenka’s RPSG Group was the highest bidder as they paid a whopping Rs. 7090 crores for owing the team. Notably, this isn’t the first time that RPSG are a part of IPL. 

Earlier, the team owned the Rising Pune Supergiants team for the 2016 and 2017 editions. Though they are yet to make an official announcement of the retained players, rumors suggest that the team will be picking up KL Rahul as the captain.

Ahmedabad

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The British equity firm, CVC Capitals, are making their debut in the Indian Premier League. They have previously invested in sports like formula 1 racing, football, and rugby. They made an offer of Rs. 5,625 crore for the Ahemdabad franchise.

If reports are to be believed, then the team will be making Hardik Pandya the captain while they are also planning to rope in players like Rashid Khan and Ishan Kishan. 

IPL 2022 schedule

The Board of Control for India (BCCI) is yet to announce the schedule for the tournament. They are expected to make the schedule public following the conclusion of the mega auction. 

The tournament will start at the end of March 2022 or the beginning of April 2022 and is likely to extend till May 2022. As per the tentative plans, IPL 2022 can run from April 2 with the final scheduled on June 03, 2022. 

IPL 2022 Venues

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, BCCI opted for a new approach in the last season. They hosted the tournament in six major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. However, things didn’t go as per the plan.

Due to Covid-19 cases in the camp, BCCI had to shift the second half of the tournament to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This time around, BCCI again plans to conduct the league in India but with proper arrangements and precautions. Reports suggest that the board can conduct the entire tournament in Maharashtra with UAE as the backup option.

IPL 2022 Title Sponsors

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Vivo has been replaced by TATA as the title sponsor for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. Notable, Vivo had signed a deal of Rs 2200 crores for title sponsorship rights from 2018 to 2021. 

The company gave 2020 a miss due to the growing dislike in India towards the Chinese Companies. They were back as sponsors during the 2021 season but have now decided to pass the deal to TATA. Notably, TATA will be paying the same amount to BCCI as Vivo for the 2022 edition i.e INR 440 crores. 

IPL 2022 Televsion Rights

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Star India were the sole owner of the telecasting rights for IPL from the 2018 to 2021 season. The Disney-owned company paid a whopping INR 16,347.5 crore for five years. They also had live streaming rights. 

The company’s contract came to an end and BCCI has released the tender for the media rights for the 2023-2027 cycle. There are a lot of big names on the list and BCCI can take the decision soon. 

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