Good News for Foreign Players Ahead of IPL 2020

Published 03/04/2020, 10:12 AM EST


IPL 2020 is going to be a game-changer. The 13th edition of the cash-rich event will introduce the loaning of players between franchises.

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The new rules of IPL 2020

The first time this concept was introduced to the Indian Premier League was during 2019. However, the concept then was that franchises could loan uncapped players mid-season. Now, this concept did not pan out as expected. Considering the options to choose from is within limits, the teams did not show much interest in making use of the loan system.

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Hence, in IPL 2020, the BCCI is introducing the system of loaning of capped and foreign players between franchises. The requirement is that only those players who play less than two complete matches as a part of the XI starting the game or as a concussion substitute can be on loan. The loan system will initiate after the 28th match (mid-season). This means that each team will first play 7 matches each before any player can be given on loan.

The concussion substitute is a new rule that IPL 2020 will observe. Under this rule by the International Cricket Council (ICC), any player who suffers a concussion during bowling, batting, or fielding can be replaced. However, this replacement can only proceed if the match referee approves.

BCCI sends out circulars to every franchise

BCCI sent out the news to each team saying: “Only players who have played in less than two complete matches in the playing XI or as a concussion replacement during the season may be subject to a player loan. The loan window will start at 9 am on the day following the 28th match scheduled for the season or once all the teams have played 7 matches each, whichever is later.

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This means that the loan system between franchises will begin from the 23rd of April at 9:00am.

The first match of IPL 2020 will be between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

 

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