With KL Rahul gone, Punjab Kings ‘unlikely to retain any player’

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IPL 2022: With KL Rahul gone, Punjab Kings 'unlikely to retain any player', brand new squad in offing for new season: Follow LIVE Updates
IPL 2022: With KL Rahul gone, Punjab Kings ‘unlikely to retain any player’, brand new squad in offing for new season: Follow LIVE Updates

IPL 2022 – Punjab Kings ‘Not Retaining any player’? The most consistent & the biggest draw of Punjab Kings (PBKS) KL Rahul has already decided to move out of the franchise. With the captain gone, sources in PBKS management has informed InsideSport that ‘team is unlikely to retain any player’ for the new season – Follow all IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates on InsideSport.in

PBKS was interested to retain captain KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi & Arshdeep Singh for the forthcoming season – but Rahul’s decision to quit the franchise has completely derailed PBKS plans.

@6:00 PM: As per reports, Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh are the two players PBKS have decided to retain. Arshdeep Singh will occupy the uncapped slot while Mayank Agarwal will zoom to a record Rs 14 salary. Agarwal is currently on a Rs 1 crore salary. 

What went wrong for PBKS? As KL Rahul won’t be there, even if franchise decides to retain his partner Mayank Agarwal – they will have to shell out 16 Crores as per the BCCI rules for 1st retention.

Agarwal was bought by PBKS for 1 Cr & it is not making any sense for the franchise management to let-go 16 Cr from the player purse for the opening batsman from Karnataka.

Same is the case with Ravi Bishnoi & Arshdeep Singh. Despite franchise’s interest to retain the young duo – the huge deduction from the player purse in lieu of retentions has become a major hurdle for PBKS to cross.

“As the situation is, it is unlikely team will retain any player from the previous line-up. Team management is having multiple conversations at this stage and things can change in next two days”, informed a source involved with the management of the team.

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IPL 2022: With KL Rahul gone, Punjab Kings ‘unlikely to retain any player’, brand new squad in offing for new season: Follow LIVE Updates

KL Rahul to lead Lucknow franchise? – As reported earlier, India’s T20 vice-captain KL Rahul has decided to part ways with Punjab Kings & is all set to lead the Lucknow franchise in the next edition of IPL. According to sources, yet to be named Lucknow IPL team has already finalized a deal with Rahul for the next 3 seasons.

The Lucknow IPL team was purchased by RP Sanjiv Goenka Group (RPSG) for record breaking price of 7090 Crores outbidding others in October.

The source informed InsideSport that promoters & the senior management of the team have already met Rahul multiple times and the flamboyant Indian opener has agreed to lead the franchise.

As per the norms released by BCCI for the new franchises, the new IPL teams will be allowed to sign 3 players before the IPL 2022 MEGA-AUCTION.

The new teams can sign & unveil these players only after the existing franchises have announced the list of their retained players. The deadline for the finalization of the retained players by the old franchise is 30th November.

Why Rahul will be a huge asset for the Lucknow franchise?

  • KL Rahul has been a contender for the Orange Cap in each of the last four seasons.
  • Rahul has scored more than 550 Runs in each of the past 4 seasons
  • His strike-rates is also on the upswing.
  • Rahul also bring all-round skills to the table as he also keeps wickets
  • Above all, he has proved himself to be a able leader & was recently appointed as VICE-CAPTAIN of India’s T20 team

IPL 2022 Retention LIVE Updates

  • Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali or Faf Du Plessis
  • Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje
  • Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, Ishan Kishan (likely)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer (likely)
  • Rajasthan Royals: RR has decided to retain Sanju Samson at 14 Cr salary

IPL 2022 Retention Updates: IPL 2022 Mega-Auction Key Auctions Answered, check out

  • Salary Cap – 90 Crores 
  • Old Franchises: Will Name Retained Players by 30th November 2021, maximum of 4 players can be retained. 3 Indians & maximum two foreigners
  • New Franchises: 2 New teams to finalized their 3 players outside of auction between 1st December 2021 to 30th December 2021. Not more than 2 Indians & 1 foreigner
  • RTM Cards: There will also be no Right to Match (RTM) cards this time around.

The BCCI has also outlined how much funds will be deducted from the salary cap as per their choices of retentions.

TOTAL Players Purse – 90 Crore: How the retentions will work? 

Deductions for 4 Players INR 42 Cr
Player 1 INR 16 Cr
Player 2 INR 12 Cr
Player 3 INR 8 Cr
Player 4 INR 6 Cr
Deduction for 3 Players INR 33 Cr
Player 1 INR 15 Cr
Player 2 INR 11 Cr
Player 3 INR 7 Cr
Deductions for 2 Players INR 24 Cr
Player 1 INR 14 Cr
Player 2 INR 10 Cr
Deduction for 1 Player INR 14 Cr


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