It will be difficult for English Cricketers To Play the Rest of the IPL 2021, Says Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes thinks that it will be very difficult for English cricketers to participate in the rest of the IPL 2021 at this time. The England Cricket Board (ECB) has already said that cricketers will not be given clearance for the rest of the IPL.
The 14th edition of IPL 2021 was going on during the Corona epidemic. The Indian Cricket Board (ICB) was forced to suspend the IPL midway due to the spread of corona in the bio bubble. The rest of the IPL 2021 is expected to be in September this year.
In a recent interview with ESPN Cricinfo, ECB Director of Cricket Ashley Giles said, “We have received the full FTP. England has a busy schedule ahead. Therefore, it is not possible to give exemption to the cricketers in the central contract to play in the IPL.
Meanwhile, English all-rounder Ben Stokes said that he will not be able to return after recovering from a hand injury in the IPL in September. So the rest of the postponed IPL will not be played for him.
“We don’t know when the IPL will be held again,” Stokes said in a column in the Daily Mirror. But the way the ECB has said it will be very difficult for English cricketers to play in the IPL.
The ECB’s decision will have a detrimental effect on some IPL franchises. Because the mainstay of many franchises is English cricketers. Ben Stokes was playing for Rajasthan Royals in this year’s IPL. However, he returned to the country halfway due to injury.