After a clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 reached the semi-finals and all the teams played seven matches each. This will be followed by the seasonal transfer window for the IPL 2020 season, where teams will be able to sign players for the rest of the season once the loan fever is mutually agreed upon. This window has come forward as a ray of hope for those players who, despite the record still being set in their proven team due to intense competition, cannot make it to the starting XI. However, the race for play-off spots is still open and no team wants to easily lend money to their opponents.
Despite being one of the newest concepts in India, those who follow football know very well how the mid-season transfer window works. With so much confusion, we have compiled a list of things you need to know to better understand the transfer window for the IPL 2020 season.
When does the season transfer window start and end in IPL 2020?
The transfer window for the IPL 2020 season has started on Tuesday, October 13 and will last for a total of five days.
How is the transfer window for the IPL 2020 season different from last year?
Last year, when the IPL’s governing council launched the seasonal transfer window, it only allowed the replacement of uncapped players, but this year the deadline for the inclusion of capped players has been extended.
What are the criteria that players have to meet to be eligible for temporary rotation from one side to the other during the mid-season window of this IPL 2020 season?
The IPL Governing Council has made it clear that in the current edition only captained or backpad players who have played less than two matches for the parent team will be eligible for the switch side.
Which teams will have to pay to sign a player in the mid-season window of this IPL 2020 season?
The two parties to the agreement will have to agree on the loan transfer fee, the first installment of which will have to be paid to the lending team within seven days of registration, while the remaining arrears will have to be paid. One week since the last game of the season.
Will there be any restrictions on players who will take sides for the rest of the season?
Yes, a player who signs for a different team during this transfer window will not be allowed to play against his parents.
In the mid-IPL transfer window of the 2020 season, there is a huge opportunity for undefeated winners like last year’s Purple Cap winner Imran Tahir and Mumbai Indians’ Chris Lynn.
While Rahane has played just one match for the Delhi capital, Lynn and Tahir have so far this season only given the bench a good place for their respective franchises. But the biggest hurdle facing them is their own side that doesn’t want to lose in their services, especially since the trade of this competition is almost over.