As per reports, there might be some big changes seen in the IPL 2025 auction

The 2024 season of the IPL was the final season in the three-year cycle decided by the tournament organizers, and it means that the next season will see a mega-auction. Now the franchises will be allowed to retain a limited number of players, with the majority of them going under the hammer in a near-complete overhaul. However, there was some talk over the retention rules, with speculations over big changes to the auction rules. A report has claimed that the BCCI is looking to stay with four retentions per team or three retentions and one Right to Match card for the franchises. The report claimed that the increase in retention slots did not find much support from the franchises.

As per a veteran team official, “Increasing retentions to say six or eight and then also having RTMs will make auctions a useless exercise. Auctions have added to the beauty of the IPL, and giving it lesser importance will not help in keeping the league in good health.”

The official said that the league may move towards a draft system, but the auction remains an integral part.

The official further added, “Yes, that's a concern for a lot of teams, but we can't compare fan bases in the IPL to the fan bases of EPL clubs. It's still too early for that to happen in the IPL. That is why it has happened to only a handful of teams in the IPL. It will take time. And if there is desperation to make that happen, get rid of the auction and introduce a draft. Let there be a transfer system. Again, auctions bring a flavor to the IPL.”

May 31, 2024 6:41 AM