The second part of the Indian Premier League (IPL)-14 will be played in the UAE in September-October. Many foreign players are unlikely to play in the remaining matches of the tournament. It also includes players from England and Australia.
foreign players will play?
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Pat Cummins may be missing from the remaining matches of the season. Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also taken a tough stand. A BCCI official told Inside Sport that if foreign players do not play the remaining matches of IPL-14, they will be given money on a pro-rata basis. The official said that the franchise will have the right to cut the salary of the players.
Let us tell you that if a player plays the entire season of IPL, then he is given salary in 3-4 installments in 12 months. At the same time, if a player is unable to play the entire season, then he is paid on a pro-rata basis.
What the ECB and Bangladesh Cricket Board said
The England Cricket Board has clearly said that their players will not go to the UAE for IPL 14. ECB Managing Director Ashley Giles had said, ‘We have yet to manage our schedule. So we want to get our players in the best form for the T20 World Cup and the Ashes.
Bangladesh Cricket Board said that their players will not be a part of the second half of IPL 14. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Najmul Hasan Papon told BDcrictime, “Shakib Al Hasan has no chance to play the remaining IPL matches as England tour Bangladesh for a series at that time. They will not get NOC.”
Cummins won’t even play
Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins will also not be available in the second part of IPL-14. Let us tell you Pat Cummins was bought by KKR for Rs 15.5 crore in the 2020 auction. Cummins has not given any reason for not playing in the second half of IPL 2021.