The Indian Premier League (IPL) which was suspensed in May, earlier this year is all set to resume from September 18, in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
As per some speculations, the Australian players were reluctant to participate in the remainder of IPL 2021. The speculations have been put to rest, as most of the Australian Players are set to be available for the UAE leg of IPL 2021, reports Cricbuzz.
Recently, the Aussie white-ball skipper Aaron Finch lashed out at his teammates for skipping the West Indies tour.
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“I think they would find it hard to justify going back and playing that second half of the IPL. Just purely based on the workload coming up with a T20 World Cup and a huge home summer. It’s really tough. It’s a tough situation that everyone has been put in, but personally, I would find it hard to do that knowing how difficult it is and how challenging it is mentally, and on your family as well. That’s what I would think.” Aaron Finch said.
Almost twenty Australian players, including the replacements, are part of the IPL 2021 franchises. Out of which, nine will play in Australia’s tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, and Jhye Richardson cited personal reasons to skip the tours.
BCCI in talks with overseas boards to bring players in IPL 2021
The Board for Control of Cricket in India has assured the franchises that most foreign players will participate in the second leg of IPL 2021. They are also in talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to allow the English players to participate in the tournament. The exact status of foreign players taking part will be known around July 15.