Australian players likely to miss Pakistan white ball series to take part in IPL 2022: Indian Premier League (IPL) bound Australian cricketers are likely to miss a part of their Pakistan tour to ensure comprehensive participation in the lucrative IPL 2022. Australia is set to tour Pakistan for three Test matches along with as many ODIs and a solitary T20I.
The tour will begin on March 4 with the three games Test series followed by the ODIs.
As per the reports, the visitors will miss the services of a couple of Australian cricketers in the ODI and T20I games against Pakistan due to their IPL contracts. The Aussie players will pull out of the white ball series versus Pakistan to feature in the Indian T20 league.
However, the spokesperson of Cricket Australia has asserted that the cricket board will ensure that none of the contracted Aussie cricketers will take part in the IPL 2022 before April 6.
“None of the contracted players will be available for the IPL before April 6, whether they are playing in the white-ball series (vs Pakistan) or not,” a spokesman for the CA told Cricbuzz on Monday.
“There is a bit of optics involved here,” an official from a franchise, which has a top Australian cricketer in the squad, he added. “The CA would not permit their contracted players to participate in the IPL before April 5 but the players would come here and complete the required bio-security protocols meanwhile.”
As many as 13 Australians are part of 10 different IPL teams for the fifteenth edition of the league. The likes of Pat Cummins(KKR), Glenn Maxwell (RCB), Josh Hazlewood (RCB), Mitchell Marsh (DC), David Warner (DC) and Marcus Stoinis (LSG) are a couple of top players who will feature in the Indian T20 league.