With just few months left out for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League, one more trouble has been hit in the league that England and New Zealand players availability for the tournament is in pale shade.
Earlier, it was South-Africa availability for the first two weeks of the tournament as they will Be busy in playing match against Pakistan. Now with Kiwis and English Teams presence is dull as both the teams will be playing two match red ball series in the start of 2nd June in England.
Players like Ben Stokes(RR), Kane Williamson (SRH), Sam Curran(CSK), Jos Buttler(RR) won’t be available for the end of the tournament.
Due to the quarantine norms followed by the players of both teams have to leave the tournament and have to maintain strict quarantine of 14 days and due to this they have to leave the tournament in the final stage.
England Players in the list of mini-auction
Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, Ben Duckett, Nayan Doshi, Ravi Bopara.
Retained players of England
Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes.
Cricket South Africa after announcing their white ball series against Pakistan which will end on 16th April. This will make them unavailable for the first two weeks as the tournament will likely to start from 11th April.
“If South African- Pakistan series is ending on 16th April- that means they will not be available for the first 2 weeks of IPL as we also have to keep quarantine norms in mind. We have asked BCCI to give clarity on this account. It will not make any sense than to bid for the South Africans cricketers, we will plan our auction strategy accordingly” quoted by Officials from the top franchise.
Retained Players from South Africa
Faf Du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, David Miller, AB De Villiers.