Indian players to play full IPL: Indian ODI specialists will have to play the full season of the IPL despite the looming World Cup.
Putting an end to all speculations regarding India’s One-day specialists not taking part in the entire season of the IPL (Indian Premier League), CoA member Diana Edulji cleared that all the Indian players will play the full season of the cash-rich league despite the looming World Cup.
“It was cleared by the IPL COO (Hemang Amin). And hopefully, things will fall into place,” Edulji was quoted as saying by Sportstar.
In a bid to follow Supreme Court’s order of keeping a 15-day gap between the final of the IPL and India’s first match in the World Cup, India are scheduled to make a late entry into the world event.
Having said that, it isn’t the only concern. The management has to make sure that the ODI specialist don’t incur injuries during the grueling IPL season for that would be the last thing the Indian team and fans would want ahead of the world cup.
It is why apart from the General Elections in India, another major reason behind the preponing of the 12th season of cricket’s biggest extravaganza was ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The board might find itself in a catch-22 situation. While they would want the players to not get burdened before the IPL, they can’t rest them either because resting India’s premier players in the IPL can count for several losses from various stakeholders.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ CEO Venky Mysore sounded of relief upon hearing that the Indian players will take part in the tournament in totality. “There is no limitation is what we have been told. Let’s hope it stays that way,” Mysore said during the auction.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the IPL below:
— Sam Curran (@CurranSM) December 18, 2018
Wondering wat went wrong on my part after getting Man of a match award wen I scored a hundred 4 my country and got dropped for the next 14 games on a trot ?? Looking at d awards which I received during 2017 IPL season, wondering wat went wrong ??? pic.twitter.com/GNInUe0K3l
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) December 18, 2018
We are delighted to announce @ImMananVohra as our overseas player for 2019!
He brings with him a wealth of IPL experience, and has been selected by the Rajasthan Royals for this year’s tournament.
— Lindfield CC (@LCC_swans) December 19, 2018
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 18, 2018
— Shimron Hetmyer (@SHetmyer) December 19, 2018
‘My realistic aim was to make the India Under-19 team, so I didn’t really think about the IPL’
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 19, 2018