IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Date, Time, Venue, Salary Purse and Retained Players List

IPL 2022 is all set to wear a new look with the league's mega auction coming up in a month’s time. The cash-rich league is likely to witness an intense battle of bids as a host of cricket stars will be up for grabs. The introduction of two new teams in Lucknow and Ahmedabad will only add to the drama and the frenzy around the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

A total of ten IPL franchises will engage in a bidding tussle for in a two-day event at the auction table in 2022. BCCI has extended the salary cap for each team to INR 90 Crores for the 15th edition of the IPL. Even before the IPL retentions, the board had conveyed the deductions in their salary cap according to the number of players retained.  

With the existing eight teams having already released their retained players list, it will be interesting to see how each IPL team shapes up at the end of the 2022 IPL auction. 

So far, a total of 27 players have been retained by the eight old teams in their squads. Out of these, there are 8 overseas players and 19 Indian players. Moreover, as many as 4 uncapped players have also found their names in the retention lists.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction:  Date, Time & Venue for the IPL 2022 Auction

According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the date for the 2022 IPL auction has already been locked in by the BCCI. The 2022 auction will be a two-day event, and would take place on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru. Earlier, the IPL 2022 auction were slated to take place in the first half of January. However, the date was forced to be extended to February due to technical issues.

The two new teams were expected to pick three names from the pool of released players in their respective squad. December 25 was the deadline announced by the administrative body, BCCI. However, it was not possible as the owners of the Ahmedabad franchise, CVC Capitals, went under the scanner. Issues of financial complications erupted as soon as BCCI declared them owners of the prestigious Ahmedabad franchise. 

It is expected that both the teams will choose three players each before the end of this month. Eventually, the mega auctions IPL 2022 will be conducted on the announced dates smoothly. 

Having said this, if speculations are to be believed, there can be another change in dates if all the formalities are not completed within the stipulated time frame.

IPL 2022 Retained Players List

Here's a list of all the players who have been retained by their respective franchises ahead of the mega auction event.

Delhi Capitals

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant- INR 16 Crores

Axar Patel- INR 9 Crores

Prithvi Shaw – INR 7.5 Crores

Anrich Nortje – INR 6.5 Crores

(Total Deduction- INR 42.50 Crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 47.50 Crores)

Chennai Super Kings

Ravindra Jadeja- INR 16 Crores

MS Dhoni- INR 12 Crores

Moeen Ali- INR 8 Crores

Ruturaj Gaikwad- INR 6 Crores

(Total Deduction- INR 42 Crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 48 Crores)

Kolkata Knight Riders

Andre Russell- INR 12 crores

Venkatesh Iyer-INR 8 crores

Varun Chakravarthy-INR 8 crores

Sunil Narine-INR 6 crores

(Total Deduction- INR 42 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 48 crores)

Punjab Kings

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal- INR 12 crores

Arshdeep Singh- INR 4 crores

(Total Deduction- INR 18 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 72 crores)

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma- INR 16 crores

Jasprit Bumrah- INR 12 crores

Suryakumar Yadav- INR 8 crores

Kieron Pollard- INR 6 crores

(Total Deduction- INR 42 crore, Available Salary Purse- INR 48 crores)

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kane Williamson-INR 14 crores

Umran Malik-INR 4 crores

Abdul Samad-INR 4 crores

(Total Deduction- INR 22 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 68 crores)

Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson- INR 14 crores

Jos Buttler- INR 10 crores

Yashasvi Jaiswal- INR 4 crores

(Total Deduction- INR 28 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 62 crores)

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli-INR 15 crores

Glenn Maxwell-INR 11 crores

Mohammed Siraj-INR 7 crores

(Total Deduction- INR 33 crores, Available Salary Purse- INR 57 crores)