The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to get underway on March 29 and the preparations for the season have reached top gear. The BCCI has introduced a few changes to the IPL this year which also includes the third umpire calling the front and back foot no-balls. To convey more changes to the franchises, a circular has been sent to all the stakeholders and it has been understood that the capped and overseas players can be loaned during the tournament this season.
The concept was introduced last year itself in the IPL but it was limited to only uncapped players. However, none of the teams showed much interest in it with not many options available for them to take its benefit. For the same reason, the restriction has been lifted it seems for the 2020 IPL edition and the overseas and capped players can also be loaned.
The window for the same will be opened at 9 AM on the day following the 28th match of the season has been played or when all the teams have featured in 7 matches each.
“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,” a part of the circular which BCCI sent out to all franchises read according to Cricbuzz.
Prize money slashed
In another huge move, the BCCI has decided to reduce the prize money for the IPL. The board has proposed almost 50% reduction in the prize money and reportedly, the franchises are not at all pleased with it. According to the circular, the winner of the IPL 2020 will get Rs 10 crore unlike the last season when the Mumbai Indians (MI), who won the tournament, had received Rs 20 crores.
The subsequent prize money for the runners-up and the third and fourth-placed teams will also be decreased. Moreover, a couple of franchises have also confirmed that they would be debating the issue with the concerned authorities soon.
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