Indian Premier League franchises can retain up to 6 players in their squad, according to the tournament's governing council.
It was earlier decided that the teams will be allowed to retain five players before the 2014 auction and up to three other players through the new concept of 'joker's card'.
However, it was reported late on Monday that only one more player can be retained via the 'joker's card' system. This sixth cricketer can be an overseas player or an uncapped Indian player. (IPL auction - New rules defeat the purpose of complete reshuffle?)