The Kolkata Knight Riders announced the retention of Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine for the 2014 IPL season. Gautam has been the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders since the 2011 season and led us to our first championship in 2012. Sunil Narine has represented the Knight Riders since 2012 and was the player of the tournament in IPL 2012.
Speaking on the choices, KKR CEO Venky Mysore said "We are delighted that we have managed to retain two of our key players. We hope to build a competitive and exciting squad. The challenges of salary cap deductions and the retention rules did not allow us to retain more of our original team, who made us proud over the past three years."
KKR will have 38 crores of salary cap space and two retention cards going into the auction in February.