IPL 2020: Capped Indians and overseas players can be loaned mid-way
The upcoming edition of Indian Premier League will go all guns blazing from March 29 and the avid fans are indeed pumped up to witness the biggest names in cricket. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has now announced few changes ahead of IPL 2020.
The apex panel has also sent a circular to all the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League which says that in the upcoming season, capped and overseas players can be loaned mid-way during the tournament. A same concept was presented last year also. But, it was limited to only uncapped cricketers.
As far as the 2020 edition is concerned, this restriction has been lifted and overseas players including the capped Indians can be loaned.
“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 seven matches each, whichever is later,” circular read as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Besides the above-mentioned change, India’s governing body has decided to bring one more modification which describes that this time instead of the on-field umpires, the third umpire will closely monitor the front and back foot no balls.
“In summary, the third umpire will take on responsibility for monitoring front / back foot no-balls,” the circular read.
In another alteration, the state associations who are held responsible for hosting matches on different venues will earn more money as compared to the previous year.
The BCCI has also dictated the franchises to pay their respective state associations a sum of 50 lakh each game. According to BCCI’s venue agreement, it was 30 lakh per game last year. According to the circular, not only franchises but the board will pay the same amount to state associations, meaning that they will now earn INR 1 crore per IPL match.