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IPL 2018 Player Retention: How and Where to Watch IPL Retention Event Live Coverage on TV, Online Live Streaming, Date, Venue, Time in IST

Live, IPL 2018 Player Retention: Taking place for the first time ever, the IPL Player Retention event will take place on January 4, 2018, in Mumbai.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 04, 2018 12:56 IST ]
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After enthralling the fans world over in the past 10 years, Indian Premier League is all set to witness an overhaul in the upcoming season of the world biggest cricketing extravaganza. For the first time ever the 'Player Retention' event will be taking place in the history of the cash-rich tournament.  The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be a huge event with almost every player going under the auction hammer. The return of two popular franchises – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are likely to add more star value to the cricketing fest. 

Before the much-hyped Player Auction which will be taking place on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru,  the franchisees have been given an opportunity to retain a core of their previous squad members through an official retention event. The franchises can either retain a player or use the Right to Match(RTM) card to buy the player during the auction. All other remaining players would head into the auction to know about their own fates. The limit of retaining players, from both the player retention event and the auction event combined, is five.

If the reports are to be believed - the likes of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, David Warner and Steven Smith are on the top of the priority list of their respective franchises. Even if teams do not want to retain any player on Thursday, they have the option to use the RTM card for five players on auction day.

Star India bagged the IPL media rights last September for a period of 5 years, from 2018 to 2022. The sports media giant paid a whopping Rs 16,347.50 crore, to bag the broadcasting rights beating former IPL broadcasters Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI).

When and where will the IPL Player Retention 2018 event take place?

The IPL Player Retention will take place on January 4, 2018, in Mumbai.

What time will the IPL Player Retention 2018 event start?

The IPL Player Retention 2018 event will start at 6.50 PM IST onwards.

Where can I watch the IPL Player Retention 2018 event live?

The IPL Player Retention 2018 event will broadcast live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil.

Where can I follow the IPL Player Retention 2018 event online?

The IPL Player Retention 2018 event can be streamed online on www.hotstar.com. For all the live updates and analysis, you can follow IndiaTv.

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Asia Cup Schedule 2018

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ASIA CUP 2018 Points Table

Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • India 3 3 0 6 +1.329
  • Pakistan 3 2 1 4 +0.072
  • Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 -1.748

Group B

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • Afghanistan 3 2 1 4 -0.072
  • Bangladesh 3 1 2 2 -1.329
  • Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 -2.280