How Players are Traded in IPL? Here is All You Need To Know

Hardik Pandya's Return to Mumbai Indians

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya returned to his previous IPL team, Mumbai Indians, after playing for Gujarat Titans.

Types of Trades

There are two types of player trades in the IPL - a one-way trade and a two-way trade.

One-Way Trade

This occurs when a franchise buys one or more players from another IPL team. Hardik Pandya's move to Mumbai Indians is an example of a one-way trade.

Two-Way Trade

This involves the swapping of players between two teams. An example is Rajasthan Royals swapping Devdutt Padikkal with Lucknow Super Giants pacer Avesh Khan.

Player Consent

Consent is required from the player in both one-way and two-way trades.

Process of One-Way Trade

A player can express interest in being traded if they receive an offer from another IPL franchise, or a franchise can decide to sell a player after getting their permission.

Transfer Fee Negotiations

In a trade, a transfer fee is discussed between the player and their current IPL team.

Player Fees in New Team

The new team pays the player's annual fees, which is separate from the transfer fee. For example, Mumbai Indians will pay Hardik Pandya's Rs 15 crore annual fee.

Player's Share in Transfer Fees

Players can earn a percentage from the transfer fees, which are not capped by the BCCI.

Transfer Fee Details

The team releasing the player receives the transfer fee from the team acquiring the player. The specific transfer fee for Hardik Pandya has not been made public.