Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch had earlier said that it would be hard for the Australian Players to justify playing for the IPL & pulling out of national commitments. Despite Finch’s remarks, most Australian players who are have pulled out of the West Indies & Bangladesh tour will be turning up for the remaining of the IPL matches in the UAE. The remainder of the IPL 2021 is likely to be played from September 18 or 20 to October 10-15 in the UAE.
According to the reports of Cricbuzz, most of the Australian players except Pat Cummins who has long back declared his unavailability will be taking part in the second phase of the IPL 2021. Most of the Australian players who have skipped the West Indies & Bangladesh tour are likely to feature in the remaining of the IPL 2021.
There were 20 Australian players who featured in the IPL 2021 out of them, nine players have been selected for the Australia tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, and Daniel Sams, who has pulled out of the West Indies tour citing personal reasons may turn up for the IPL 2021 along with some other players.
As per the reports in Australian media, the players are of the view that since the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is also going to happen in the UAE, participating in the remaining IPL 2021 will be a great opportunity for them to prepare for the marquee event.
The availability of the Australian players comes as good news for the franchisees that are already bracing for a series of pullouts from foreign players due to bubble fatigue & COVID-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, the IPL franchises have been assured by the BCCI about the availability of the foreign players in the remaining IPL 2021.
Although there has been no formal communication to the franchisees from the BCCI, the authorities have ensured the franchise officials that efforts are being made for getting the participation of the overseas players.
The BCCI is also trying to convince the ECB to let the England players take part in the remainder of the IPL 2021. Although ECB authorities have already declared that their players won’t be available for the IPL 2021. The exact status of the foreign participation will be conveyed to the franchise by the BCCI around July 15.
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