Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have an easy passage on his way back to Chennai Super Kings. Provided, the Indian Premier League governing council proposal gets a majority support from the IPL franchisees.
The IPL GC has floated a proposal to allow Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, returning to the IPL fold next season after serving two-year suspensions, to retain players who played for Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions during the suspension term of the Chennai and Jaipur teams.
The proposal needs an approval from the franchisees during their workshop next month. If approved, it will pave way for Dhoni’s much-anticipated return to Chennai Super Kings, reports PTI.
“We are going to propose minimum 3 retentions – one Indian and two foreigners. The players, who played for Pune and Gujarat in last two years can be retained by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. We will place it in front of owners during workshop next month,” an IPL GC member is quoted as saying by the national news agency.
Dhoni had played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the last two editions. If the proposal is cleared, he will automatically be retained by CSK. Suresh Raina or Ravindra Jadeja, who played for Gujarat Lions, too stand a chance to again don the yellow flannels with a lion on the chest.
According to IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla total retentions, including right to match, could be anything between three to five, depending upon what majority of the franchises agree.
It was also reported that majority of the franchises want an increase in salary purse from INR 60 cr to INR 75 crore while a few want it to be INR 80 crore. “Most of the franchises want the salary purse to INR 75 crore. I guess it would be done,” the official had revealed.