Indian Premier League May 9, 2012

Financial cap for IPL trading window

The IPL governing council have tried their best to make the tournament a level playing field by putting a cap on spend during auctions and limiting the number of players a team can recruit

The IPL governing council have tried their best to make the tournament a level playing field by putting a cap on spend during auctions and limiting the number of players a team can recruit. But Aakash Chopra in CricketNext argues that the spending during trading window also needs to be capped to keep the teams balanced.

That really is the point - if there's so much emphasis on bringing parity at every level, why isn't the same principle followed in the trading window? Why isn't there a cap on the money a team can spend outside the auctions? Precisely the point Gilchrist raises.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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