The IPL Governing Council are mulling to host the 13th edition of the cash-rich extravaganza from March 28 to May 24 subject to the availability of the foreign players. Among the few changes that will be introduced in the upcoming edition will be a window for loaning out capped players mid-way through the tournament. The payment structure is yet to be finalised, but the loaning of players will only be to the ones who have played a maximum of two matches in the first-half of the tournament.
Another decision that was taken at the meeting on December 5 was to have an additional umpire to check on no-balls for the upcoming season. There was also a thought to have an additional team to the women’s IPL, but none finalised.
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A total of 971 cricketers from across the globe had put forth their name for consideration. The eight franchisees were handed over the list of the registered cricketers and it was trimmed to 332. A total of 73 spots are up for grabs for the eight franchises combined, of which 29 need to be foreign players.