As everyone is now heading towards the auction which is placed at Chennai on 18th February 2021 and franchises looking to buy some fantastic players presenting best form in recent times. In all of these, one news is popped out that South African players might miss the initial stage of the IPL League as on Friday the Cricket South Africa has officially announced that they are going to host white ball cricket against Pakistan which will conclude on 16th April.
This scenario eventually keeps them out of the league for two weeks to maintain the quarantine norms. Due to this consequence, franchises management had enquired for a proper clarity among current situation as IPL might start within 11th April.
‘If South Africa-Pakistan series is ending on 16th April – that means they will not be available for 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 African cricketers, we will plan our auction strategy accordingly” quoted by one of the franchise officials.
Players in the auction from Proteas side
Chris Morris, Rassie Van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Beuran Hendricks, Hardus Viljoen, Andy
Phehlukwayo, Daryn Dupavillon, Morne Morkel, Linde George, D.Pretorious, David Wiese, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen, Jacques Snyman
Players who got retained from Proteas side
Faf Du Plessis (CSK), Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Kagiso Rabada (DC), Anrich Nortje (DC), Quinton De Kock (MI), David Miller (RR)
Pakistan tour to South Africa 2021
April 2 – First ODI
April 4 – Second ODI
April 7 – Third ODI
April 10 – First T20
April 12 – Second T20
April 14 – Third T20
April 16 – Fourth T20
With this condition it is expected that BCCI is going to communicate with Cricket South Africa regarding whole framework of the series and will give the proper conclusion to the franchises.
CSK might pinch with more trouble as their main Proteas players like Faf Du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi will be out of action which will be a huge concern for them after having a devastating concluding season.
It is also in the reports that there is bit of concern over England and New Zealand players as well as in the concluding week of IPL, both the teams can march towards for two match red ball series that starts from 2nd June, so in focusing towards quarantine framework players will go 10 days before the series clash and that will effect many franchises at the peak point of the league.
So for this now BCCI wants a clarified assurance regarding whole matter to make the players available ahead of IPL-2021.