Indian Premier League 2024 Retention Day Live: CSK Release Ben Stokes, Eight Others; Focus On Hardik Pandya

IPL 2024 Retention Day Live: Hardik Pandya expected to be traded to Mumbai Indians.© BCCI

IPL 2024 Retention Day News Live: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Retention Day is here with all 10 franchises set to announce the list of players they want to keep heading into next month’s mini auction. Amid rumours of KL Rahul’s potential departure from Lucknow Super Giants, the franchise has all but confirmed that their skipper is staying. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals have traded Devdutt Padikkal to Lucknow Super Giants, with pacer Avesh Khan heading the other way. However, Hardik Pandya‘s possible return to Mumbai Indians has been the talk of the town, with Gujarat Titans likely to receive Rs 15 crore for the all-rounder.

Here are the live updates from IPL 2024 Retention Day:

  • 16:06 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: Stokes released!

    Ben Stokes, Bhagath Varma, Subhranshu Senapati, Kyle Jamieson, Sisanda Magala, Akash Singh and Ambati Rayudu (retired) have also been released by the defending champions. CSK will have Rs 32.1 crore in their purse for the auction

  • 16:03 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: Pretorius released!

    Dwaine Pretorius has been released by Chennai Super Kings. The South African all-rounder struggled to get playing time last season, with the MS Dhoni-led side walking away with the trophy.

  • 15:54 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: Calm before the storm!

    We are moments away from finding out the retention list, released players and the remaining purse of the franchise. The auction is scheduled to take place on December 19.

  • 15:29 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: Interesting update!

    Rs 5 crore will be added to the purse of every franchise during this auction.

  • 15:25 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: KKR to release three big names!

    KKR set to release Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee. Does that mean they will retain veterans Andre Russell and Sunil Narine? Only time will tell.

  • 14:47 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: Root opts out of IPL 2024!

    Joe Root becomes the second England player after his Test captain Ben Stokes (rumourted) to pull out of the next season of the IPL. The news has also circulated that SRH might release Harry Brook ahead of the auction.

  • 14:33 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: KL Rahul to stay at LSG?

    LSG have hinted that KL Rahul will be the first player in their retention list. This comes after reports had emerged that he wants to leave the franchise

  • 14:32 (IST)

    IPL Retention Day LIVE: What Hardik’s move will mean for MI and GT?

    Hardik Pandya was bought by Gujarat Titans for INR 15 crore but rumorus suggest that Mumbai Indians will be paying INR 15 crore + x for the all-rounder. But, it has to be noted that despite paying a certain figure about the INR 15 crore mark, MI will only have Rs 15 crore deducted from their purse. Also, despite potentially earning more than Rs 15 crore from the sale of Hardik Pandya, GT will only have INR 15 crore added to their purse balance.

  • 14:28 (IST)

    IPL 2024 Retention Day LIVE: Some big changes already!

    Here are some notable trades, releases and retention for IPL 2024: 

    1. Mumbai Indians: Hardik Pandya IN (expected), Romario Shepherd IN

    2. Delhi Capitals: Sarfaraz Khan, Manish Pandey OUT

    3. Kolkata Knight Riders: Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson OUT (both rumoured)

    4. RCB and SRH: Shahbaz Ahmed and Mayank Dagar – TRADED

    5. LSG and Rajasthan Royals: Avesh Khan and Devdutt Padikkal – TRADED

    6. Joe Root has pulled out of IPL 2024. He played in the league for the first time last season

  • 14:14 (IST)

    IPL 2024 Retention Day LIVE: Will Hardik’s MI Return Be The Biggest Move?

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Retention Day. A few fates have already been sealed while a few others will find out if they are in their franchises’ plans for next years’ edition of the T20 league. Stay tuned for all updates with regards to players’ retention, release and trade…

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