Cricket Australia (CA) has imposed conditions on players who will take part in Indian Premiere league (IPL), that they will have to miss last few weeks of Indian Premier League if they are selected in the squad for the World Cup. All players granted permission to play would have to be available to play at the World Cup and on the Ashes tour of England that follows in August and September, the governing body said in a statement.
The 12th edition of the IPL will be played between March 29 and May 19, having been brought forward because of the 50-overs World Cup which begins in England on May 30.
“It is a difficult period with the IPL being brought forward to accommodate the Cricket World Cup, and overlapping our domestic season,” CA’s Belinda Clark said. “We are committed to respecting the position of the Sheffield Shield, while ensuring Australia’s World Cup squad is well prepared for this critical world event, while also ensuring those that are fit to play have opportunity to participate in the IPL. “While this is no easy feat, I think we have managed a reasonable balance that will enable the players to consider their options and choose what is right for them and their respective teams.”
“It is imperative that we ensure Australia is in the best possible position as we head into the Cricket World Cup and the 2019 Ashes series,” Clark added. “This means prioritising our focus on match readiness and the health of our players.”
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21 August, 2019