Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sun 29 Jan 2023 Full list of players retained by eight franchises ahead of IPL 2022 auction The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have announced the players they have retained ahead of the mega auction, which is likely to take place in January next year. Tuesday was the deadline for the eight existing franchises to name the list of players they have retained. From December 1 to December 25, the two new franchises - Ahmedabad and Lucknow - can pick three players ahead of the mega auction.