Player retention event to be broadcast live on Star Sports
The IPL Governing Council recently announced that a team can retain upto five players, either by using the player retention policy or through the newly-introduced Right to Match card.
Before the IPL auctions take place, there will be an IPL player retention event, which will be held in Mumbai on January 4.
With the deadline for the retentions closing in, it has been reported that Star Sports will telecast the event. Earlier, the player retentions used to be done through formal e-mails, which was sent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the IPL teams.
“The idea is to send out a message that that the IPL is not just about money. A lot of effort is put in team-building and we want to start the IPL coverage through retention. The retained players form the core of the teams,” a Star official was quoted saying to Pune Mirror.
It was in September last year when Star India bragged the rights for telecasting the cash-rich tournament from 2018-22.
The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League will see the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after two years, as they were banned due to the spot-fixing case, which took place in 2013. MS Dhoni is all set to return to the Chennai side as captain for the upcoming season.