Despite scathing remarks of Australia’s white-ball skipper Aaron Finch, who said it might be hard for the Australians to justify playing the IPL and skipping national duty, most Australians, if not all, are going to be turning up for the unfinished games of the Indian Premier League. the rest of the tournament is probably going to be played from September 18-20 to October 10-15, within the United Arab Emirates.
The majority of Australian players, barring those like Pat Cummins, who has declared his unavailability long back, should be participating within the IPL. It includes players who have skipped the tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh.
There were about 20 Australian players, including those that came in as replacements, and out of them, nine are picked for the team’s tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, and Daniel Sams, who has pulled out of the West Indies tour citing personal reasons, should happen alongside some others.
Besides, the mood within the Australian cricket set-up is also for the players’ participation within the IPL, which can be played just before the Twenty20 World Cup, major parts of which also are set to require place within the UAE.
Meanwhile, the IPL franchises are assured by the authorities of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that the majority of foreign players will happen for the IPL. Although there has been no formal communication to the teams from the BCCI, the authorities have told the franchise officials that efforts are being made to make sure the participation of the foreign players.
The BCCI is additionally trying to convince the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to let English players participate although ECB authorities have already declared that their players won’t be made available for the IPL. the precise status of foreign participation, it’s learned, is going to be conveyed to the teams by the BCCI around July 15.