Each of the IPL franchisees can retain up to 4 players in advance of the player auction. Out of these, 3 could be Indian. A franchise can bid for up to 10 overseas players. However, during a game, only 4 of these can be on the field while the rest have to be Indian cricketers only.
Tournament and Compensation Rules
The IPL runs on a set rules pertaining to player selection and the compensation. A team is allowed to acquire players through five ways.
- The Annual Auction
- Signing Domestic Players
- Signing Uncapped Players
- Trading Players
- Signing Replacements
Team Composition Rules
Some of the team composition rules are as follows:
- Each team to have a minimum squad strength of 16 players, one physiotherapist and a coach.
- No team can have more than 10 foreign players on the squad and a maximum of four foreign players in the playing XI.
- Each team must include a minimum of 14 Indian players.
- Every team must include a minimum of six players from the BCCI under-22 pool.
IPL 2011 will have a total of 10 teams that includes 8 previous teams that have played in all the three editions and 2 new teams which have been selected from a bunch of 12 other teams on the highest bid basis.