IPL 2021: IPL franchise not likely to bid in South African cricketers in the IPL 2021 auctions.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: The fourteenth edition of Indian Premier League us all set to commence in April right after the wrap of India-England series. The auctions for the same are slated for the coming 18th in Chennai. As per the reports, the IPL franchises are not likely to bid for South African Cricketers in the coming IPL auctions.
The Pakistan tour to South Africa is colliding with the IPL dates and the South African players will not be available for the T20 extravaganza for the first couple of weeks due to following Pakistan tour.
On Friday, Cricket South Africa confirmed that Pakistan will tour South Africa for the three ODIs and four T20Is series during the first week of April. The tour will begin on April 2 while the last game will be played on April 16.
South Africa schedule clash with IPL:
According to the schedule, several senior South African players who are associated with the franchises will have to miss out on the first couple of weeks of IPL. The cash-rich tournament as reported is scheduled to begin on 11th April. Moreover, the South African players will have to undergo several quarantine protocols and norms before heading out with their respective franchises.
Faf Du Plessis (CSK), Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Kagiso Rabada (DC), Anrich Nortje (DC), Quinton de Kock (MI), David Miller (RR) and AB de Villiers (RCB).
Apart from these retained players, 14 more South African players will go to the Auctions and with the dates of South Africa national sides clashing with IPL, the franchise will refrain to bid on these cricketers much.
The 14 cricketers are: Chris Morris, Rassie van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Beuran Hendricks, Hardus Viljoen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Daryn Dupavillon, Morne Morkel, Linde George, Dwaine Pretorius, David Wiese, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen and Jacques Snyman.