Increase Foreign Players Limit With Ability to Rotate
Starting 2020 season, the CPBL will increase its existing foreign player limit from three to four. The proposal was initially submitted by the Chinatrust Brothers back in June, and it was approved by all the teams’ representatives during the teams meeting on November 21.
Based on the new CPBL foreign player limit, each team can now register up to four foreign players on its active roster. Although the first-team foreign players limit still remained at three, teams now have the ability to rotate their foreign players between first and farm team.
Once a foreign player has been sent down to the farm team, there will be a 15 days cool-down period before they can be call-up again.
The new rule is much more flexible as teams can now freely call up or send down any foreign players without releasing them. Under the old foreign player policy, should a team wish to call up another foreign player from the farm team, they must release another foreign player from their top team roster.
|CPBL Foreign Player Policy: Old vs New
||Old Rule||New Rule|
|Organisation Limit||No Limit||No Limit|
|Active Roster Limit||3||4|
|First Team Limit||3||3|
|On Field Limit||2||2|
|Cool-down Period||10 Days||15 Days|