On Friday April 6th, around 19:30 at the Home of Cricket, the second annual CPL Auction will get underway. And this year, the power is with the players.
That’s because our four franchise captains have the option of retaining up to two players from last year’s squad. But the final decision will be with the player, who can choose to accept his captain’s retention, or refuse it and enter the auction.
Any players retained will be at last year’s price, and will come out of the franchise’s renewed £20m budget and a captain who has a retention refused will not be permitted another choice.
In addition, any luxury players who played at least one senior Saturday fixture for the club last season will no longer qualify as luxury players in 2018, and will also enter the auction.
So there’s plenty of reason to come along and find out who lands where.