IPL 13 Mid-Season Transfer: It's hase been four days since the transfer window opened and the surprising thing is teams are not utilising the newly added feature. Till now, no teams have acquired any player and are showing no interest in releasing or signing players on loan.
Despite alteration made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) teams owner are reluctant to trade in the mid-season transfer window. There are numerous factors contributing to the robust attitude of the franchises. First and the foremost reason is the loop in the transfer window rule. If a team signs a player on loan then in next season i.e 2021 the player will be back to his parent club.
The is one of the biggest reason why franchises are hesitating to sign any player. " Signing a player for just six matches is a sheer waste of money", said by franchises owner. Further, team owners are also afraid that if a player is being traded to another team then they can reveal the team's strategy. In modern-day Cricket especially in T20 strategies and gameplans are utmost priority of the teams.
With just five or six matches left franchise don't find is useful to jump into the transfer market. Chennai Super Kings are the first team who have made clear they won't be doing any business in the mid-season transfer window. Team's CEO Kasi Vishwanathan has announced that no players will be sold and bought in the transfer window. This means Imran Tahir will stay at CSK for the rest of the season.
IPL Governing Council has tried to clear the dust on transfer window rules and regulations. They have once again sent a mail to all the teams clarifying the rules of the mid-season transfer window and asking them to provide the list of injured players.
Delhi Capitals can be the first team to do business in the mid-season transfer window. They are having a season of full of injury. Amit Mishra has already pulled out of the season, followed by Rishabh Pant sidelined due to grade 1 Tear in the hamstring and recently their captain Shreyas Iyer has hurt his shoulder in the match against Rajasthan Royals.
The seriousness of the injury is still unknown and requires further tests. Losing Shreyas Iyer will be a big loss to Delhi Capitals campaign. This can force them to enter the mid-season transfer market.