Bengaluru, Feb 5: Punjab's young batsman Mandeep Singh will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).
RCB, on Thursday, traded right-handed Mandeep, 23, from Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 8th edition of the tournament. IPL 2015 will start on April 9, 11 days after ICC World Cup 2015.
"Royal Challengers Bangalore have traded Mandeep Singh from Kings XI Punjab, in what is the sixth trade prior to the start of the 2015 season of the Pepsi IPL," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a media release today.
"Mandeep Singh has been a consistent cricketer at the domestic and junior levels, and in the IPL, over the years. He won the Emerging Player Award for his performance in the 2012 season of the tournament.
"The second trading window before the 2015 season of the Pepsi IPL closes on Friday, 6 February 2015. There will be a third trading window immediately after the 2015 Pepsi IPL Player Auction, which will take place on Monday, 16 February 2015," he added.
The following players have been traded prior to the 2015 season
Iqbal Abdulla - from Rajasthan Royals to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Manvinder Bisla - from Kolkata Knight Riders to Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel - from Royal Challengers Bangalore to Mumbai Indians
Unmukt Chand - from Rajasthan Royals to Mumbai Indians
R. Vinay Kumar - from Kolkata Knight Riders to Mumbai Indians
Mandeep Singh - from Kings XI Punjab to Royal Challengers Bangalore