Teams allowed to swap capped players during IPL 2020: The next season will witness an interesting change in the rules of the tournament.
Indian Premier League franchises were allowed to loan uncapped players during the last season of the Indian Premier League. The intriguing new rule meant that teams could swap players mid-season much like leagues in other sports.
It is worth mentioning that no IPL franchise decided to avail benefit via the new rule as teams showed the tendency to stick with their original squads.
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Teams allowed to swap capped players during IPL 2020
In an interesting development hours before the auction for IPL 2020, it has been announced that teams will now be allowed to loan capped players in IPL 2020.
The transfers will happen during a five-day period which will start at the halfway mark (28 matches) of the auction. That being said, only those players will be eligible for transfer who have played a maximum of two players at the halfway mark.
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As far as the finances are concerned, the concerned player will not benefit at all from the transfer. The deal will be conducted between the two concerned franchises with the money involved being from outside the auction purse.
The same was briefed to all the franchises on the eve of the auction which is slated to begin in less than 30 minutes from now. Despite the auction being a mini-auction, it is likely to witness some fascinating bidding wars between teams.
Franchises such as Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are expected to go all out for they released a lot of their key players from their squad last month.