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 obtained.
4. Outside the auction process but subject to the squad composition rules with respect to overseas players, each franchise will have the option to purchase any number of uncapped new players by a direct agreement. Uncapped players are those who have never played senior international cricket nor have a central contract with their National Association.
5. All overseas players will require an NOC from their board to play in the Indian Premier League.
6. Each franchise will have a sum of $ 2 million to spend on player fees in 2009 for cricketers acquired either in the auction, through signing uncapped new players or re-signing any 2008 temporary replacements.
IPL 2009 NEWS:
1. Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers picked all-rounder Ryan Harris of Queensland.
2. Delhi Daredevils picked David Warner of New South Wales. He recently scored 165 not out against Tasmania.
3. Kolkata Knight Riders picked Moises Henriques of New South Wales.
4. Stanford seems to have withdrawn its business association with England Cricket Board (ECB). ECB Premier League will be in trouble.