Franchises demand a 10-20% increase in salary cap for IPL 2025 mega auction

Franchises demand a 10-20% increase in salary cap for IPL 2025 mega auction

Right now, each franchise get Rs 100 to purchase players.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2025 edition will start about nine months away, but its preparations have already begun. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has already initiated a process for finalizing a couple of things before the IPL 2025 mega auction, which is expected to be held in December.

The BCCI has contacted all ten franchises and asked for their opinion on a couple of matters. The major eyeballs naturally fall on player retention, but another thing that goes hand in hand with it is the salary cap. Since the IPL’s inception, we have seen a steady increase in salary caps. Starting at $5 million in 2008, it’s up to $100 million right now.

20% increase in salary cap?

According to Cricbuzz, the CEOs of all the franchises have asked the BCCI to increase the salary cap. It was increased by 5% going from IPL 2023 to 2024 (Rs 95 to 100 crore). Now, it’s expected that we might see at least a 10% increase before the IPL 2025 mega auction. But a Rs 20 crore increase (20%) can’t be ruled out either.


As per IPL rules, a franchise can buy 25 players (8 foreigners maximum). This means that teams will have 110-120 crores to purchase these players. Of course, some of these players will be retained as well. An increase in the salary cap will allow franchises to go for broke at the auction table and not worry about their purses. 

IPL salary cap over the years

EditionSalary Cap
2008$5 million
2009$7 million
2010$7 million
2011$9 million
2012$9 million
2013$12.5 million
2014Rs 60 crore
2015Rs 63 crore
2016Rs 66 crore
2017Rs 66 crore
2018Rs 80 crore
2019Rs 82 crore
2020Rs 85 crore
2021Rs 90 crore
2022Rs 90 crore
2023Rs 95 crore
2024Rs 100 crore
2025Rs 110-120 crore (expected)

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