Why are some fans unhappy with reports suggesting that IPL franchises will be allowed to retain 4 players ahead of mega auction?

There was a section of fans who addressed a major issue with this new reported retention policy.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 5 July 2021 8:26 pm

As the cricket fans woke up on Monday to start a new week, they were bombarded with the latest reports around Indian Premier League doing rounds on social media. Considering the craze and excitement around the world's best T20 league, any news around it usually sends the internet on fire. Something similar happened today as it was reported that BCCI have laid out a plan of action for the next edition of IPL.

It has been revealed that ahead of the mega auction, all the franchises will be allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players (3 Indians + 1 Overseas or 2 Indians + 2 Overseas). Although, nothing has been officially confirmed yet, it is looking like the probable scenario that the governing council will eventually come up with.

Twitterati disappointed with reported player-retention policy

The reports have received quite a mixed reaction from the netizens. A few fans were saddened with the fact that franchises will have to let go of so many players who will now play for new teams. While some were concerned about their own teams, there was also a section of people who were looking at a larger picture. They opined that it would be unfair for the two new teams who will be joining from next edition onwards.

With 8 franchises retaining 4 top players each, as many as 32 big names would be already out of reach for the two new teams. Twitterati opined that this will lead to a not-so-ideal scenario for new entrants who will have to build teams from scratch. Some fans came up with suggestions for BCCI to consider the option of not allowing any retentions or a maximum of two to ensure a fair scenario for new teams as well.

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