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IPL 2022: BCCI sets January 22 deadline for Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises to complete new signings – Check details

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IPL 2022: January 22 deadline for new signings – After BCCI formally approved Ahmedabad franchise on Monday, it has given the two new franchises January 22, 5 PM as the deadline to complete the three signings. While Ahmedabad are likely to complete Hardik Pandya as their first pick, Lucknow can now announce KL Rahul as their new captain. Follow IPL 2022 Auction Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

On Tuesday, BCCI had a conference call with the Lucknow and Ahmedabad franchises, briefing them about the draft process and setting the deadline. The two franchises can spend a maximum of Rs 33 crore on the three new signings. They can pick one uncapped and one overseas player. BCCI has also set the slabs for the three players’ salaries.

IPL 2022: BCCI sets January 22 deadline for Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchise to complete new signings – Check details

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While earlier, the BCCI wanted to give two weeks’ time to complete the signing formalities, the Indian board has revised the plans and now will get 10 days time. BCCI believes it will be sufficient for both of them. The January 22 deadline will also help BCCI to maintain the February 12-13 Auction dates barring any further Covid lockdown and restrictions.

During the conference call, BCCI also informed the franchises that there will be a franchise meet with all 10 teams before the IPL auction.

Three first pick guidelines – The new teams, however, cannot sign more than one uncapped player and they are permitted to pay more than the stipulated fee on the condition that they would lose that much money from the salary cap of Rs 90 crore.

IPL 2022: BCCI sets January 22 deadline for Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchise to complete new signings – Check details

Salary slabs for the three picks:

  • Maximum to be spent: Rs 33 Crore
  • Player 1: Rs 15 Crore
  • Player 2: Rs 11 Crore
  • Player 3: Rs 7 Crore
  • An uncapped player can be paid a maximum of Rs 4 Crore
  • Maximum 1 uncapped and one overseas player can be picked from the unretained players’ draft.
  • If they pick two capped players, they can be paid Rs 14 crore and Rs 10 crore.

Lucknow:
KL Rahul (Captain)- Rs 15 crore

Marcus Stoinis – Rs 11 crore

Ravi Bishnoi – Rs 4 crore

Ahmedabad:
Hardik Pandya (Captain) – Rs 15 crore

Rashid Khan – Rs 15 Crore

Shubman Gill – Rs 7 Crore

IPL 2022: BCCI sets January 22 deadline for Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchise to complete new signings – Check detailsAs for coaches, Lucknow has already announced Andy Flower as the head coach while Vijay Dahiya as the assistant coach besides Gautam Gambhir as the mentor.Ahmedabad franchise is closing in on Ashish Nehra as their head coach besides Gary Kirsten as their mentor.Also Read: IPL 2022: Who will sign Rashid Khan? Ahmedabad & Lucknow competing hard to get Afghan bowler in their IPL squad, check detailsIPL 2022: BCCI sets January 22 deadline for Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchise to complete new signings – Check details
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