IPL 2014: Pre-Auction Guide



by Bharath Seervi 

511 – Total Number of Players in the Auction

216 – Total Number of Capped Players (169 Indians + 47 Overseas)

292 – Total Number of Uncapped Players (255 Indians + 37 Overseas)

Minimum of 16 and maximum of 27 players to be bought per team.

Minimum of 36 crores and maximum of 60 crores is what the franchises can spend.

First time the auction will be conducted in Indian Rupees.

Every player will have a one-year contract with the franchise which can be extended to maximum of 2 more years.


Amount remaining for each franchise (after player retention)

CSK – Rs. 21 Crores
DD – Rs. 60 Crores
KXIP – Rs. 43.50 Crores
KKR – Rs. 38 Crores
MI – Rs. 21 Crores
RR – Rs. 22.50 Crores
RCB – Rs. 30.50 Crores
SRH – Rs. 38 Crores


Right to Match cards available
3 – DD
1 – RR, CSK, MI

(CSK can’t use it for a capped Indian player as they have retained 4 capped Indian players (maximum))


What is Right to Match?

A Right to Match card allows a franchise to buy back a player that was part of its 2013 squad by simply matching the price at which that player is sold at the auction. The franchises have a varying number of Right to Match cards going into the auction, depending on the number of players they retained. A team that retained three or more players will have one card at the auction; a team that retained one or two players will have two cards; a team that did not retain any players will have three cards.

A Right to Match card can be used in the following manner: once the auctioneer has determined that there are no further bids for a player, he will declare the player sold. He will then ask the franchise the player belonged to in 2013 whether they wish to buy him back using a Right to Match card. If they do, then they will get the player back for the final bid made in the auction and no further bidding is possible.


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