IPL Player Retention 2018: Date, event time, TV broadcast channel, live streaming

The player retention announcement for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place on Thursday, January 4. Every team has a chance of retaining a maximum of three players.

The IPL auction day, meanwhile, gives a chance to the teams to retain their other two players via the Right to Match (RTM) card. The IPL auction dates are January 27 and 28. The limit of retaining players, from both the player retention event and the auction event combined is five.


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.

This time around, with Star India coming aboard as the broadcasters of the cash-rich league, every single IPL event is set to be shown on TV.

Star Sports IPL


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

Now, Star Sports is set to show the player retentions on Thursday.

Broadcast details of the IPL Player Retention event:

Date: January 4

Time: 6:50 pm IST onwards

TV channels: Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports Hindi 1/HD

Live streaming: Hotstar

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