IPL 2021: Australia, England boards confirm participation of their players

CSK, PBKS CEO’s also confirmed the development

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The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will restart in 5 weeks, and both Cricket Australia (CA), as well as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), have confirmed that their players will participate in the remaining matches of the tournament.

Kasi Vishwanathan, who is CEO of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stated that both the boards have no objection to their players participating in the IPL. Vishwanathan added that CSK’s England and Australian players will be available to offer their services.

“We have got a call from the IPL office and have been informed that the boards have no objection to their players’ participation. It is now up to the players. Our Australian and English players (Jason Behrendorff, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali) are available,” said Vishwanathan as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The CEO of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) side, Satish Menon too stated that the Punjab franchise has received the confirmation for the participation of England and Australian players.

“We’ve been told of the clearance. Now the team manager will contact the players individually,” said Menon.

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The 14th edition of the IPL will restart on 19th September 2021, and the opening match of the second half of the tournament will see two heavyweights, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians (MI) crossing swords.

The Delhi Capitals are currently the table-toppers with six wins in eight matches. While the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are occupying second place, the third and fourth spots in the points table are taken up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) outfits respectively.

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