As per IPL committee rules, a team can have a maximum of 8 overseas players while 4 are part of the playing XI.
Each franchise is allowed to have a maximum of 25 players out of which a maximum of 8 players can be overseas.
And as ten franchises play IPL, 80 foreign players are allowed in the IPL while only 40 are part of Playing XI. A team cannot have more than 4 overseas players on the field at any point time during an IPL. Also, only an overseas player can substitute another overseas player.
It’s been 14 years since the inception of the IPL, and ever since then, there has been no match where more than four foreign players were allowed.
However, in the Champions League T20 contested in 2011, Mumbai Indians were allowed to field 5 overseas players due to injuries of their Indian players.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can The Ipl Team Play With 3 Foreign Players?
Yes, while it is a rare occurrence that teams play with less than 4 overseas players, there is no rule which stops them from doing so.
Can 5 Foreign Players Play In Ipl?
No, As per IPL committee rules, a team cannot have more than 4 overseas players in its Playing XI.
Will 5 Foreign Players Play In Ipl 2022?
Yes, As per IPL committee rules, a team cannot have more than 4 overseas players in its Playing XI but as there are a total of ten teams that play IPL, the total overseas players can be maximum of 40.