Cricket Australia (CA) and England Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed the availability of their players for the second leg of IPL. The news comes as a major relief for the franchises as England and Australia players form a large chunk of overseas players. The participation of the players was officially confirmed when the BCCI informed the franchises about the availability of players.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO, Kasi Vishwanathan also confirmed that Australia and England players will be available to offer their services for the remaining IPL games. Vishwanathan revealed they received a call from the IPL office who confirmed the development.
“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,” said Vishwanathan as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) CEO Satish Menon also confirmed the call from IPL office about the availability of the England and Australia players.
“We’ve been told of the clearance. Now the team manager will contact the players individually,” said Menon.
The IPL 2021 will resume on September 19, with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) clashing in the opening encounter. At the time of suspension, Delhi Capitals occupied the top spot in the points table, followed by Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.