IPL 2018 : Two of the team owners want auction to take place in England

The two Indian Premier League team owners gave an idea for the next year’s auction in England. But due to the majority decision the meeting of BCCI with the IPL owners will happen in Mumbai.

A senior BCCI official said,”Yes, there were discussions whether we could shift this year’s auction abroad. A couple of franchise owners suggested England as this will be a big auction with most players back in the pool. However majority of the members want it to be held in India.”

Most of the team wanted 3 to 5  players retention policy in the upcoming IPL. While the Kins XI Punjab owner wanted the retention policy to stay at two players.

The official said,”The meeting was well attended. Delhi Daredevils owner GM Rao, Mumbai Indians’ Akash Ambani, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta, Kings XI Punjab’s Mohit Burman and Ness Wadia were present. Rajasthan Royals was represented by Manoj Badale while CSK’s representative John George.”

The IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said,”The meeting went off well. The idea was to invite actual team owners and solicit their views now that 10 years have concluded. Lot of things like retention, salary cap, squad strength were discussed. Majority of the owners want player retention. I think we will be able to finalise the details in a fortnight.”

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