IPL 2018: All you need to know about IPL transfer window
If reports filtering out of the Indian Premier League parleys are to be believed, a transfer window might well see the light of the day for the first time this season.
This move has been proposed by the IPL Governing Council to introduce a mid-season transfer window much like what is in place in football leagues around the world.
However, there are few ground rules in place which will have to be followed by franchises to exercise this practice.
Here is everything you need to know about the proposed mid-season transfer:
: IPL 2018 will witness the first ever transfer window and this will be active from Match 28 to Match 42.
: Teams will be able to exchange uncapped players as well as players who have played two or fewer matches till the halfway stage of the tournament.
: The two teams involved in transfers will be eligible to negotiate terms and rope in their desired players. However, teams will have to keep in mind that if they go for overseas players, they should have played less than two matches.
: The foreign players which might be up for grabs are Adam Milne, JP Duminy (Both Mumbai Indians), Sandeep Lamichhane (Delhi Daredevils), Alex Hales (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali (Both Royal Challengers Bangalore) and David Willey.
This proposed move has found support from Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper.
"The mid-season transfer window will give the teams an opportunity to see what they need in the squad and other teams will also be looking at what players they can get," Rohit said.
"It completely depends on the franchise if a situation comes when we need to get a player or give a player. It is good for the tournament and will add even more value to the tournament," Rohit further added.
Mahela Jayawardene, the Mumbai Indians coach has thrown his support behind the idea.
"This is the evolution for the franchise model going forward," Mahela said.
"It's a great option. The opportunity is there and it's quite new to all franchises to go through the season half-way and discuss how best we can address that," the Sri Lankan further added.