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May 4, 2013

Should the IPL have a mid-season transfer window?


Players like Brendon McCullum and Faf du Plessis are wasted on the benches of their respective franchises. There are other teams that will be glad to have their services for the second half of the season.


The IPL's isn't long enough for a transfer window to add much value to the proceedings. Teams get enough time to plan before the auction, and pick the players of their choice for the entire season.


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May 6, 2013, 10:04 GMT


Definitely yes! I am in favour of completely open transfers all the time if that is possible. It'll make the league much more dynamic and allow under-performing teams to replace some of their players as the go along. Then instead of having a side like Pune or Delhi stuck with injured or under-performing players, they can replenish their side and make a comeback.

May 5, 2013, 4:22 GMT


Yes..In the future IPL should expand to 12 teams with 2 conferences likes of NBA and NFL..Increasing popularity and lots of talents being wasted on the benches BCCI really needs to consider expansion and utilize the huge market potential.

May 7, 2013, 18:48 GMT


Mid seasons transfers will make the middle part of the IPL interesting. It will alos give teams the chance to comeback and more importantly it will improve the standards of the IPL by giving chances to the important players who are sitting idle in the dugout.

May 7, 2013, 15:29 GMT


Ideally, there should not be a mid season transfer in IPL because it takes a lot of time to build trust and to understand each other. The players get along only for 2 months in a year and this sort of thing could damage the unity between them. But if you look at the example, Ajinkya Rahane, who hardly got the chance to bat for Mumbai, is doing wonders in RR. Look at what David Miller is doing. I doubt that he would have got a chance in MI, KKR, CSK etc.These players should get a chance to perform for the sake of the game. Due to injuries of key player like Peterson, Delhi has lost everything this season. On the other hand, there are teams who have so many reserved players like McCullum, Christian, Maxwell, Owais Shah etc who hardly get a chance to play. There should be a criteria that if a player has not played for 12-13 matches, he should be available for transfer if any other team needs him. But this should be limited to only 1 or max 2 players as this could hamper the unity.

May 7, 2013, 9:21 GMT


Brilliant idea! This will make the league more interesting, it will not only give chance to idling foreign players but also to young talent like Baba Aparajit, Vijay Zol etc, who are not finding the favor of their present management.

May 6, 2013, 12:20 GMT


NO,I don't think that's a good idea because it's very important for the players to understand each other and spend time together so that they can know their strengths and weaknesses,support each other and play as a team.If we allow mid season transfers no one would be able to settle in and it would just be 11 individuals playing rather than a team.Moreover we won't be able to see the quality of cricket that we are now because since there would be no sync. in a team,it would bey very difficult for them to perform well as a team. From a fan's perspective,we would'nt be able to support any particular team because of reshuffling of our favourite stars now and again and it would create confusion amongst the audience.

May 5, 2013, 6:59 GMT


A Big "NO" Because If U allow Players Like Hussey to Transfer in Mid season Fans Cannot Associate with the Team ,it wont make intresting instead it will confuse among the fans The Secret of CSK Success the Core of the team as same as from Begining of the IPL, So If U Keep on Changing You Players in The Name of Transfer its Not Good for the Fans and to the team :)

May 14, 2013, 9:06 GMT


Ipl is too small a league to allow transfers & hence its not a good idea to have a mid season transfer policy.

May 8, 2013, 14:58 GMT


What a daft idea. It's nowhere near long enough to need one. Pick up free players sure, but not transfers.

It's a shame the tournament can't be longer, and more spread out, like weekend games (see: BPL - football). Too many games in too short a space, I never get past the first week and a half before I lose interest (not having a go at the IPL, it's too packed a schedule).

But international games still rule the roost, for now, so that wont happen.

May 7, 2013, 9:47 GMT


Absolutely No. 1. IPL season is not long enough a mid-season transfer window. 2. In the IPL we rarely see specific players representing a team for long time (except CSK). I fear, I fear fans will lost the passion for their team and players if players change the team every now & then.