Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has ruled out the possibility of any mid-season transfer for the franchise in IPL 2020. For the ongoing season, the IPL has permitted loans of capped players too – Indian or overseas – between teams at the halfway point in the season.
Teams could rope in players from other sides to bolster themselves before the second half of the season. The only criteria for a player to be transferred is that he should not have played more than two matches till that stage. With all the teams having played seven games so far, the transfer window is open now.
A number of big names like Ajinkya Rahane, Chris Lynn, Chris Gayle, Imran Tahir and others are eligible for the transfer. However, Viswanathan has ruled out any possibility of transfer for CSK. In fact, he claimed that CSK have not even gone through the rules and regulations for the transfer window.
“CSK has never brought or released players in the mid-season transfer window and we have honestly not even gone through the rules and regulations that come into play if we are looking at a transfer. We are not looking at any player,” Viswanathan told ANI.
“It is a competition after all and I don’t think anyone would want to loan players to another franchise. Some might be playing and others might not, but all players are picked at the auction with numerous plans in mind and for different situations that might arise during the course of the tournament. You do not go in with just Plan A. You have an A, B, C and D,” he added.
CSK are currently in the sixth spot in the points table with three wins from seven games. On Tuesday, they beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 20 runs to return to winning ways.