The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been the busiest cricket body of late especially after they rescheduled the remainder of the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier, it was expected that the foreign players wouldn’t take part in the tournament owing to the jam-packed international calendar.
However, the BCCI has been in advanced talks with respective cricket boards so that overseas players would turn up for the rest of the IPL. As of now, it has been confirmed that the Australian players are geared up to be part of the second half of the cash-rich IPL.
Meanwhile, in the latest development, it has been confirmed that the Australian players are ready to fly to the UAE for the remainder of the fourteenth edition of the IPL. So far, as many as 29 games have been done and dusted. The rest of the 31 fixtures will be played between September-October window in the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, a report from Cricbuzz confirmed that except for KKR pacer Pat Cummins who has spoken about his unavailability, the majority of the IPL-bound Aussie players will be flying to the Middle East. The recent development arises right after Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch slammed his teammates for not showing interest in national duties.
Finch didn’t like his teammates skipping the upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh respectively. While speaking to radio station SEN WA, the limited-overs captain said: “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 concluded.
It is to be noted that as many as 20 cricketers from Australia are part of the most-watched T20 tournament. Out of 20 players, as many as 9 players including the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson and Daniel Sams, who withdrew from national duties would play the next half of the IPL.