England and Wales Cricket Board and South Africa Board Allowed Cricketers to play the Suspended IPL 2021
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been postponed due to a coronavirus epidemic. The suspended part will be rolled out from September 19 this year. There were doubts about whether foreign cricketers could be found in the suspended section. But in the end, various boards are giving clearance to cricketers for IPL. This time England and South Africa cricket boards allowed cricketers to play the remaining part of IPL 2021.
Following the suspension of the IPL, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that English cricketers would not be allowed to play in the IPL. However, the ECB is backing away from that decision and allowing English cricketers to play in the IPL. The decision was taken at the request of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The ECB has postponed the ODI and T20 series against Bangladesh to give them a chance to play in the IPL. Earlier, Cricket had confirmed that New Zealand Kiwi cricketers would play in the IPL.
On Friday (August 13), the BCCI confirmed that all IPL franchises would have English and Protea cricketers. Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have confirmed the matter on behalf of IPL franchises.
“South Africa and the England Cricket Board have allowed their cricketers to play,” said Kashi Bishwanath, chief executive of IPL team Chennai Super Kings. The rest depends on the cricketers.
“Our Aussies and English cricketers are ready to come to the IPL,” he added. They will join the team soon. The CEO of Punjab Kings has also confirmed the presence of Proteas and English cricketers in the IPL.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Aussie cricketer David Warner has also confirmed to play in the IPL 14. Hyderabad’s two English cricketers Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow have also said that they will play in the IPL.
The IPL franchises have 14 English cricketers and 20 Aussie cricketers. Teams like Delhi and Rajasthan have formed teams based on cricketers from England and Australia.
The ECB said in a statement that it would tour Pakistan excluding the cricketers in the IPL. The New Zealand Cricket Board has announced the squad for the Bangladesh and Pakistan series in the same manner.