The 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) reached halfway point after the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday, with all teams playing seven games each. This begins the IPL 2020 transfer window mid-season, where teams can sign a player for the remainder of the season after mutually agreeing on a loan fee. This window is a ray of hope for those players who, despite their proven track record, cannot break through into the starting XI due to intense competition within their parent team. But with the race for playoffs still wide open, no team would want to lend its players to their rivals so easily.
While this is a fairly new concept in India, those who follow football closely know how a mid-season transfer window works. With so much confusion, we’ve put together a list of things you need to know to better understand the mid-season IPL 2020 transfer window.
When does the IPL 2020 transfer window start mid-season and when does it end?
The mid-season transfer window of the IPL 2020 started on Tuesday October 13 and will last a total of five days.
What is the difference between the mid-season IPL 2020 transfer window and last year?
When the IPL Governing Council introduced this mid-season transfer window last year, it was only allowed to transfer players without a limit, while this year it has been expanded to include players with a limit.
What are the criteria that players must meet in order to be eligible for a temporary transfer from side to side during this mid-season IPL 2020 transfer window?
The IPL Governing Council has clearly specified that only those players, with or without cap, who have played less than two games for their parent team in the current edition are eligible to switch sides.
What amount will teams have to pay to sign a player during this mid-season IPL 2020 transfer window?
The two teams involved in a deal will have to mutually agree on a loan transfer fee, the first installment of which must be paid to the lending team within seven days of registration, with the remainder of the membership fee due within seven days. getting paid. one week from the last game of the season.
Are there any restrictions on players who switch sides for the rest of the season?
Yes, the player who signs for another team during this transfer window is not allowed to play against his parents.
The IPL 2020 mid-season transfer window is a significant opportunity for proven match winners like Ajinkya Rahane, last year’s Purple Cap winner Imran Tahir and Chris Lynn from Mumbai Indians to get some playing time.
While Rahane only played one game for his side Delhi Capitals, Lynn and Tahir have only warmed the bench for their respective franchises so far this season. But the biggest hurdle they face is their own side, which wouldn’t want to lose their services, especially as the tournament nears its business end.
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