IPL 2018: A complete guide to IPL transfer window
For the first time in the history, the Indian Premier League will see a mid-season transfer window. Just like the transfer window in club football, franchises can bid for a particular player from another team, who can then be sold by his franchise. This comes as a brilliant opportunity for players tired of being on the bench. Here's the complete guide to transfer window.
Rationale behind this IPL transfer window
By now, most of the teams have a rough idea of whom they want to retain and who they are interested in releasing. This window would especially benefit teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils. They are languishing at the bottom of the table because of a wrong strategy used during the auction. If they get lucky, they might find the right player.
When does the IPL transfer window begin?
Like mentioned earlier before, this is a mid-season transfer window and it gets active from match number 28 which was held on April 29 and will go on till match number 42 on May 10. Franchises can use this period to revamp their squads.
How exactly does the IPL transfer window work?
Both capped and uncapped players, including domestic and foreign, are eligible for this transfer. However, for capped players, they must have played less than 2 matches for their current franchise until the halfway mark of the IPL. If both parties come to an agreement on the move then the transfer can go ahead.
Which players can be sold in the window?
Adam Milne, JP Duminy, Sandeep Lamichhane, Alex Hales, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali and David Willey have all played 2 or fewer games until the halfway mark of the tournament which means they should be eligible for a transfer.