English players may be available in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021


England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has indicated that English players may be available in the second phase of IPL 2021. The ECB is also expecting Cricket Australia to discuss with cricketers to keep families together during the Ashes.

Tom Harrison, chief executive of the ECB, said, “We are in discussions with our players in view of the honor of the IPL. With the Bangladesh tour being postponed, there will be an opportunity for the players to be available in the IPL.

“The players have to manage their schedules due to their hectic schedules. These discussions are on, but any decision will be taken only after talking to the players.

England is scheduled to tour Bangladesh in September-October for a series of three ODIs and three T20Is, now postponed to March 2023. After this, the way has been opened for English cricketers to play in the IPL. Harrison has also confirmed that he is in discussions with Cricket Australia.

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