IPL 2022 Retention: Chennai Super Kings CEO confirms, ‘Dwayne Bravo will return to IPL 2022′ but Gayle’s return doubtful

IPL 2022 Retention: Chennai Super Kings CEO confirms, ‘Dwayne Bravo will return to IPL 2022' but Chris Gayle's return doubtful
IPL 2022 Retention: Chennai Super Kings CEO confirms, ‘Dwayne Bravo will return to IPL 2022' but Chris Gayle's return doubtful

IPL 2022 Retention: Dwayne Bravo to return – The West Indies white-ball legend Dwayne Bravo might have called it quits from international cricket but he is all set to return for the next edition of IPL. However, another legend Chris Gayle’s return is still doubtful. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed to InsideSport that DJ Bravo will be back for another season even though all franchises will be looking to revamp their squad in the IPL 2022 Mega Auctions. Follow IPL 2022 Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Yes, he is going to come back for IPL 2022. He has only retired from international cricket. He is fit and can play,” Kasi Viswanathan told InsideSport.

IPL 2022 Retention: Chennai Super Kings CEO confirms, ‘Dwayne Bravo will return to IPL 2022′ but Gayle’s return doubtful

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Dwayne Bravo breaks into a jig, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2021, Sharjah, September 30, 2021

However, CSK CEO refused to confirm whether the defending IPL champions will retain Dwayne Bravo for the next season. With November 30 deadline coming up for announcing the retentions, the franchise is all set to announce the names by next week.

“He is coming back to IPL 2022 for sure. But I can’t confirm whether he will play for CSK next season. He has been an important player but we can only retain a maximum of four so let’s see how it goes. You will know by next week,” the CSK CEO said.

IPL 2022: Retention Rules  

  • Total Players Purse: ₹90 Crore
  • 4 Players retained, ₹42 Crore will be deducted from the player purse.
  • 3 retentions will lead to a reduction of ₹33 crore
  • 2 retentions will result in a deduction of ₹24 Crore from the purse.
  • 1 Retained Player: ₹14 Crore will be deducted.
  • Existing teams cannot retain more than three Indians including capped and uncapped.
  • Existing teams can retain a maximum of two overseas players.
  • Two new entrants are allowed to pick three players from the auction pool first.
  • They are not allowed to pick more than two Indians and one overseas player.
  • New teams are only allowed to pick one uncapped Indian from the three free picks.

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Chris Gayle returned to Punjab Kings' XI, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2021, Sharjah, September 25, 2021

As for another Windies legend Chris Gayle, his return is doubtful. The Punjab Kings superstar hasn’t yet conveyed to the franchise whether he will return. With just 8 days left to announce the retentions, it is unlikely that Punjab Kings will be retaining Chris Gayle considering he has looked out of sort at a ripe age of 42. While he did play the T20 World Cup and bid goodbye in his own style, he still hopes to play franchise cricket for another season and play in the T20 World Cup 2022.

IPL 2022 Retention: Chennai Super Kings CEO confirms, ‘Dwayne Bravo will return to IPL 2022′ but Gayle’s return doubtful

Punjab Kings official said he is yet to decide on his return but they are confident he will. However, he refused to reveal whether he will stay with Punjab Kings.

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“He is yet to convey whether he will come back. We will announce the retentions in the next few days and we should know by then whether he is going to come back,” a Punjab Kings official told InsideSport.

However, even if both Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle decide to return for IPL 2022, it is unlikely that either will be retained. With the existing franchises allowed to retain only four players maximum, the franchises will have to make some tough choices, especially with their salary cap.

IPL 2022 Retention: Chennai Super Kings CEO confirms, ‘Dwayne Bravo will return to IPL 2022′ but Gayle’s return doubtful