With three original Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on board, the UAE T20 League will offer them the opportunity to acquire players from its IPL clubs. Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals can each recruit up to four players from their existing IPL rosters, according to Sources. They will have the first right to sign their players, according to an IPL franchise official.
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), which promotes and operates the six-team competition, allows Knight Riders to sign players like Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, or any other player from their current or past line-up in order to preserve their identity.
Similarly, the Mumbai Indians can sign Kieron Pollard, Tim David, or even Jofra Archer if they so desire. The same may be said for the Delhi Capitals.
"Each club will be entitled to recruit four players of their choice outside of the draft or auction, which we will decide later," ECB Secretary-General Mubashir Usmani said on Thursday (June 2). "Any player with a NOC from his home board could be it."