Australia Cricket Board Gives Clearance to Australian Cricketers to Play the Remaining Part of IPL 2021
Cricket Australia has allowed Australian cricketers to play in the IPL 2021 as there is no international series during the IPL. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed the presence of Proteas and English cricketers in the IPL on Saturday (August 14).
The suspended part of the 14th edition of the IPL will be played from September 19 this year. There were doubts whether Cricket Australia would allow their cricketers to play in the IPL. Because at that time Australia was supposed to play a series against Afghanistan.
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended midway due to the coronavirus epidemic. The suspended part of the IPL will be played from September 19 this year. But in the beginning, there were fears about finding foreign cricketers. Most of the cricket boards are giving exemption to their cricketers to play in the IPL. This time Cricket Australia has been added to the list.
However, a three-match ODI series between Afghanistan and Australia was to be held. The series was originally scheduled to take place in the UAE before the T20 World Cup. However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has postponed the series.
The three-match ODI and T20 series against Bangladesh have been postponed, giving English cricketers a chance to play in the IPL. The English Cricket Board has also said it will send a second-tier team to Pakistan.
At the same time, as there is no international schedule for Bangladesh, two Bangladeshi cricketers Shakib Al Hasan and Mostafizur Rahman can be allowed to play in the IPL. Shakib will play for Kolkata Knight Riders, while Mostafiz’s team is Rajasthan Royals.