TAMIL NADU PREMIER LEAGUE
The trading window, that runs between June 19 and 29, will allow the eight participating franchises to buy and sell up to a maximum of three players each. © Getty
The Tamil Nadu Premier League is all set to introduce a pre-season trading window in the upcoming fourth edition of the local T20 competition, it was decided at the TNCA council meeting on Tuesday (June 18).
The trading window, that runs between June 19 and 29, will allow the eight participating franchises to buy and sell up to a maximum of three players each ahead of the 2019 season.
A slightly different concept of a mid-season trading window was earlier mooted during the IPL also but never formally introduced.
The fourth season of TNPL is due to begin on July 19, with the final set for August 18 and the draft will be held on July 4. A total of 32 matches will be played over three venues, though the board said a detailed scheduled will be released at a later point.
In a media release on Wednesday, TNCA revealed that the fourth edition of the league will do away with the mandatory Under-19 player rule. The teams can have maximum of 22 players and a minimum of 16 players in their squad that includes two district players.
The franchises’ participation fee has been doubled from 10% last year to 20% for the 2019 season. The TNPL has also increased the Net Central Right to the last-placed team by around INR 59 Lakh.