IPL franchises to have first right to sign their players in UAE T20 league

The UAE T20 League, with three original Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on board, will be extending them the option of signing players of its IPL teams.

Cricbuzz learns that Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals can sign up to four players each from their existing IPL rosters.

As an IPL franchise official puts it, they will have the first right to sign their players

the six-team league, promoted and operated by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), permits Knight Riders to sign players like Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

or any other player from its current or previous line-up so that they can preserve their identity.

or any other player from its current or previous line-up so that they can preserve their identity.

 In the same way, Mumbai Indians can sign up the likes of Kieron Pollard, Tim David, or even Jofra Archer if they wish. Ditto for the Delhi Capitals side too!