IPL transfer window is in dull mode

  The Indian Premier League (IPL) transfer window was open on December 22nd and will close on January 22nd. Those players who played in the first edition of the IPL are only eligible for transfer during this transfer window. 8 franchisees are eligible to buy or sell cricketers in this period. IPL franchisees cannot transfer a player without the consent of cricketer. But transfer window failed to create expected enthusiasm among the franchisees. These was not any list was announced on December 28th.  1st list: December 28th   2nd list:January 5th  3rd list: January 12th  IPL franchisees can opt for swapping of cricketers on mutual terms. Bangalore franchisee already told about selling of 3 foreign players. Auction for the 2nd edition of the IPL will be held on February 6th. Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen are hot targets.  Likely selling targets:  1. Shoaib Akthar (Kolkata Knight Riders)  2. Rohit Sharma (Hyderabad Deccan Chargers) – Mumbai interested in buying him.  3. Jacques Kallis (Bangalore Royal Challengers)  4. Shahid Afridi (Hyderabad Deccan Chargers)  5. Robin Uthappa (Bangalore Royal Challengers)  6. Ramnaresh Sarwan (Mohali IPL)  7. Herschelle Gibbs by Hyderabad  8. Makhaya Ntini by Chennai  Likely buying targets:  1. Robin Uthappa by Bangalore Royal Challengers  2. Zaheer Khan by Mumbai. Bangalore may not sell him. Dale Steyn and Zaheer Khan bowling combination will be an asset for Bangalore Royal Challengers.  3. Rohit Sharma by Mumbai  2008: Year of Indian Premier League. No … [Read more...]

IPL 2009 news: Player trading starts from December 22

 Transfer window for IPL 2009 will commence from December 22nd and will end on January 22nd. Player Auction for IPL 2009 will be held on February 6 for the new players, those that did not feature in the IPL 2008. Indian Premier League Twenty20 Cricket tournament will commence from April 10 onwards. Squads will not be allowed temporary replacements from 2009 onwards to cover partial unavailability of a player during the season. The only temporary replacements allowed will be in the situation where a player is completely unavailable for a whole IPL season. Franchises were allowed to purchase replacements if their international players had to represent their national teams during IPL 2008. About Money: The 2008 salary cap will cease to have effect and no unused amount of the 2008 purse can be used in 2009. There will be no cap on player fees payable to players acquired by the franchises during the trading window. The trading window is only for players who were part of the IPL in 2008. New rules of IPL trading: 1. Maximum number of international players in each squad would be10 but number of international players in the playing eleven would remain at 4. 2. If more than one franchise is interested in buying the player, the ‘selling’ franchise shall negotiate with all interested franchises. The ‘selling’ franchise shall have the discretion as to which offer to accept. Negotiations between two franchises should be only with regard to the player fee payable. 3. Franchises shall have opportunities during the trading window to trade players - either by offering to sell a player via trade or expressing an interest to acquire a player - prior to any trading discussions the player's consent must be … [Read more...]