The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has prepared the blueprint for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Indian board will introduce two new franchises in the 15th edition, making it a 10-team tournament.
The BCCI is planning to conduct a mega auction for IPL 2022 later this year in December. The auction would see all the existing franchises going under revamp.
Earlier, only three players were allowed to be retained by the teams. However, according to the new plan of BCCI, each team can retain four players ahead of IPL 2022 auction but with the following conditions – either a team can retain three Indian players and an overseas cricketer or two Indians and as many foreign players.
As per the latest report of Times of India, the board will also increase the salary purse from INR 85 crore to INR 90 crore, adding INR 50 crore to the total salary pool. It will be mandatory for all the franchises to spend at least 75% of the allotted purse during the mega auction.
Meanwhile, the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 will take place in the United Arab Emirates in the September-October window. The 14th edition was suspended midway on May 4 due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases inside the bio-secure bubble.
Notably, the tournament has now shifted to the UAE and the BCCI is looking for the smooth conduct of the second leg.