Vivo IPL 2021: In a very big success of the BCCI and the Indian Premier League, the Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have officially reached out to the Indian cricket board and confirmed the availability of their cricketers for the UAE leg of the IPL 2021.
The two aforementioned overseas cricket boards on Saturday informed the BCCI that they have no objections to send their players for the gala Indian competition. They further said that the players will receive a clear No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the board and it is now up to the cricketer whether they want to participate in the competition or not.
The availability of overseas cricketers was an issue for the IPL franchises as ECB, earlier, stated that the board will not grant permissions to its players to take part in the cricket leagues across the globe due to the national duties.
Players such as David Warner and Glenn Maxwell are already skipping the Australian national tours to take part in the IPL. The ECB has also postponed its tour to Bangladesh paving a clear way for its players to take part in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan informed the development and 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.”
Almost all the major issues of the player’s availability have been sorted now however there are a couple of issues of workload management which is making rounds among the fans on the internet.
As far as the workload is concerned, England is following rotation policy for its players and the necessary players from Australia and New Zealand have been given time to get refreshed by their respective boards.
The experts believe that the upcoming second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be a perfect setting for the players to prepare for the forthcoming T20 World Cup which is apparently also scheduled in the UAE.
The second phase of the IPL 2021 will begin on 19th September in the UAE while the T20 World Cup 2021 will begin two days after the completion of the IPL 2021 in UAE (i.e., 17th October).
Defending champions Mumbai Indians and their arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have already landed in the UAE on Friday to begin their preparations for the remaining 31 matches.
As of now, the mix is balanced with each IPL team having a good time to bounce back and improve their scores and points.