PSL 2019: Teams allowed to trade unused players in mid-season transfer window

Waseem Ahmed 16:46 21/02/2019
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For the first time in its history, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will have a mid-season transfer window where teams will be given 48 hours to exchange two unused players each.

According to reports, all six franchises will be allowed to trade two players who have not featured for them in the tournament so far when the transfer window opens towards the end of the week.

The transfer window will open once all teams have played four matches each in the competition and is likely to come into effect after Friday’s double-header at Sharjah has been completed.

“The two-day window will be open for teams once they have completed four games each for mid-season transfer. Only those players can be traded who haven’t played a single game in the league by the time of window,” a PSL official was quoted as saying by Geo TV.

Players like Haris Sohail could be up for grabs.

Players like Haris Sohail could be up for grabs.

According to the rules of the window, two players can only be traded if they belonged to the same category in the initial PSL player draft. For example, if a player was picked up in the Platinum Category by a franchise in the draft, then he can only be traded with another player belonging to the same category.

A trade will only be finalised with the consent of all three parties involved including the player.

Theoretically, many players should be up for grabs including Mohammad Abbas, Haris Sohail and Aaron Summers but it remains to be seen if teams choose to exercise this option. A similar transfer window was implemented in the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year but barely any player movement was seen ultimately.

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