The three franchises of the Indian Premier League participating in the UAE T20 league will be allowed to sign four of their players. It has been learnt that Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has granted Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals an option of signing their four players each from their existing franchises.
For the upcoming edition of the UAE T20 league, the three original IPL franchises as the participants will have the first right to sign their players. To elaborate for understanding, the KKR will be allowed to opt for any four players from their current or previous line ups such as Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and others. Similarly, MI can sign four different players such as Rohit Sharma, Jofra Archer, and others.
The secretary-general of the ECB told,
“Each franchise will be allowed to sign four players of their choice outside of the draft or auction which we will decide later,”
It must be noted that the ECB has not yet decided if it will go for the draft system or the auction system for the UAE T20 League 2023. The reports state that there is likely to be a draft to omit impossible comparisons with the cash-rich IPL.
Notably, the league is tentatively scheduled to kick-start in February 2023 which means it possibly can collide with Cricket South Africa’s T20 league, which it has announced for earlier next year.
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