IPL 2021: Ashley Giles hinted that rescheduled IPL may be played without England players

According to Ashley Giles, managing director of England’s men’s team, the centrally contracted players of England are likely to miss the remaining 2021 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to Ashley Giles, managing director of England’s men’s team, the centrally contracted players of England are likely to miss the remaining 2021 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The IPL Governing Council (GC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unanimously decided to postpone the IPL 2021 session last week in an emergency meeting.

The BCCI is keen to tap on the September window before the T20 World Cup to end the league.

Speaking to ANI, a senior BCCI official told of the developments that if the situation of COVID-19 is under control in September, the 14th edition of the league could be completed.

However, any rescheduling of IPL 2021 with the series in the Future Tours Program (FTP) is likely.

“We plan to involve England players in England matches. We have got a full FTP schedule. So if they are going ahead with the tour of Pakistan and Bangladesh [in September and October], I hope players will be there, ”ESPNcricinfo quoted Giles as saying.

He added, “New Zealand’s scenario was very different. All those contracts and NOC [No Objection Certificate] were signed for full participation in the IPL until those Test matches were formalized at the end of January,” ” They said.

Giles said England’s schedule for the summer is “incredibly busy” and management wants to take care of their players.

“None of us know what a rearranged IPL looks like at the moment; where or when it is going to happen. But since we start this summer against New Zealand, our schedule is incredibly busy,” Giles said.

“We have got a lot of important, high-profile cricket, including the T20 World Cup and the Ashes. And we have to take care of our players,” he said.

In addition, India and England are allowed to play horns in a five-match Test series in England this year. The series will begin in August.

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