Latest Cricket News: CA & the ECB have confirmed the availability of their players for the second phase of the IPL 2021. Both the Cricket Boards have informed the BCCI on Saturday that they have no objection to sending their players to participate in the IPL 2021. Now it’s up to the players whether they want to participate in the tournament or not.
Australian players such as Glenn Maxwell & David Warner opted out of International tours to be available for the IPL 2021 while the ECB has also shifted its international tour of Bangladesh so that their players can participate in the remainder of the IPL 2021 to be held in the UAE.
Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of Chennai Super Kings, confirmed receiving communication from the BCCI to Cricbuzz. He said:
“We have got a call from the IPL office and have been informed that the boards have no objection to their players’ participation. It is now up to the players. Our Australian and English players (Jason Behrendorff, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali) are available.”
MS Dhoni & Co has already landed in Dubai for the IPL 2021 on 13th August following Mumbai Indians who also reached UAE on Friday. Although there are not many hurdles remaining for the Player’s participation in the IPL 2021, there is still some debate going on in the public about the workload issues ahead of the T20 World Cup.
However former Australian Captain Ricky Pointing has dismissed all these concerns on Friday, saying that IPL 2021 would be the “best preparation” for the players ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021.
“Those guys that haven’t played for three or four months now, need to get back into the groove of playing high-quality cricket against the best players in the world. No doubt it’s their best preparation (for the T20 World Cup) to be in those exact conditions, playing in probably the strongest domestic T20 tournament in the world. All the best players in the world will be there … and I’m not just saying it because I want some of the Australian players there at the Delhi Capitals,” Ponting was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Arch-rivals CSK and MI will kick-start the IPL 2021 on September 19, which will go on till October 15 while the T20 World Cup 2021 will be held in Dubai International Stadium, the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah Stadium, and the Oman Cricket Academy Ground, from 17 October to 14 November 2021.
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