IPL for the first time introduced an transfer window © AFP
IPL for the first time introduced an transfer window © AFP

The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 edition is unique in many ways; reshuffling of players, return of franchises and a mid-season transfer window. While the former two have met with thunderous response, the mid season transfer concept has failed to excite franchise owners. According to a report in indiantelevision.com, IPL franchise are not to upbeat about transfer and expect it to become deal in upcoming editions.

An owner was quoted, saying: “At least this season, I don’t think anything like this is going to happen. Why would somebody want to loan the players out when you know he is going to be a part of all your important strategic meetings and knows how the team is going to play.”

The IPL transfer window will be open from Matches 28 to 42 (April 29 to May 10). IPL transfer will be like club football where teams swap players or buy players who have either performed poorly or have mostly warmed benches.

Speaking on transfer window, Delhi Daredevils owner Hemant Dua had said: “It will become effective only when you have a lot more players sitting on the bench whether it is international or Indian, capped or uncapped players. It’s a good move in that direction but it needs more wings. There might not be a lot that will happen this year but if more players are added in the future then it will probably work.”