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IPL 2018: A complete guide to the mid-season transfer window and how it works

As the IPL mid-season transfer window has started from the match 28, we present you a list of facts you need to know.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 30, 2018 23:18 IST ]
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What is IPL transfer window and how will it work?

In the middle of the vibrant 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricket fans are ready to witness a first-of-its-kind mid-season transfer window that will allow transfer of players from one team to another in the cash-rich league.

Adopted from various worldwide football tournaments, the transfer window promises to intensify the IPL furthermore. The IPL 2018 has crossed its half-way mark with all teams having played at least seven matches from their allotted 14 round robin matches.

The lucrative league has seen some of the big names failing to make an impact in the ongoing edition. The IPL mid-season transfer window will be a boon for such players, who would look to turn their fortunes with a new franchise.

As the IPL mid-season transfer window has started from the match 28, we present you a list of facts you need to know.

Here is all you need to know about IPL transfer window

What is IPL mid-season transfer window?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) mid-season transfer window is a system adopted from international football leagues, which allows the players to move from one team to another. The IPL mid-season transfer window will also help teams shed some of their failed cricketers from the squad. With the help of transfer window, the IPL franchises might get the players who they wanted to sign in the IPL 2018 auction.

When does IPL mid-season transfer window start?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) mid-season transfer window started on April 29, after the conclusion of the 28th Match of the ongoing season played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by 11 runs in that match. 

When does IPL mid-season transfer window end?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) mid-season transfer window will end on May 10 with Delhi Daredevils hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, in the 42nd Match of the 11th edition. Therefore, this is the 12-day period when all eight teams can bring in or offload players from their respective squads.

Which players can move in IPL mid-season transfer window? 

The Premier League (IPL) mid-season transfer window will work through an organized system. Not all the players are eligible to move from one team to another in the IPL mid-season transfer window. Only those who have failed to impress much with their skills can move from one franchise to another.

Who are the eligible players for IPL mid-season transfer window?

*Both capped and uncapped players are eligible for IPL mid-season transfer window

*Capped players, who have played less than two matches after Match 28 are eligible for IPL mid-season transfer window

*All the uncapped players are eligible for IPL mid-season transfer window irrespective of the number of matches they have played

*The players can move from one team to another only after two franchises concerned agree for the transfer

Who are the probable players that might move in IPL mid-season transfer window?

The players who might move in IPL mid-season transfer window are Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Alex Hales, Mumbai Indians all-rounder JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis of Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Tim Southee and Rajasthan Royals’ spinner Ish Sodhi.

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