The new rule introduced this year- Right to Match- will provide teams
an opportunity in the 2014 auction to get one or more player from
their previous year’s squad depending on how many players they have
retained prior to auction.
This means Mumbai Indians can exercise this right only once as they
have retained 5 players whereas Delhi Daredevils can exercise right to
match three times. Franchise can exercise this right in following
This right can only be exercised on a player who was part of the
franchise in the IPL 2013 If such a player is sold to any other team
in the process of auction- the auctioneer, before completing process
of auction for that player, will ask relevant franchise if they want
to exercise “Right to Match”. If Franchise chooses to exercise their
right to match they will get the player at the final bid amount made
for the player in the process of auction. However franchise is can
only take upto 4 capped Indian player by combination of retention
advance to auction and Right to Match.
How Right to Match will be beneficial to the Franchise? Franchises
were allowed to retain upto 5 players prior to auction. However this
retention came at the fixed price decided by IPL management.
Aggressive bidding for a player often increases his bid price very
high. Right to match allows Franchise to retain player without taking
part in bid process and if they think that bid price is good to buy
such player. This also creates continuity as teams get a player who
has previously played for them and whose strength and weaknesses they
know very well.
Since Chennai Super Kings have already retained 4 Indian capped player
they will not have any right to match for capped Indian player however
they can use it for foreign player played for them in 2013.
Source: Joker Card/ Right to Match