Former England captain Kevin Petersen made a big statement about IPL 2021. He said on Friday that all cricket boards should understand that IPL is the biggest show of the game and no international matches should be organized during this time. The T20 league is going to start from 9 April. The matches will be played till May 30. However, many teams will play international matches during this period.
Many England players are in a dilemma whether to play the IPL or a two-Test series against New Zealand from June 2. If their IPL team reaches the final round, then they have to choose one of the IPL final or playing for the national team. Ashley Giles, director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has already said that the ECB will not force players to prefer international cricket over the IPL.
Kevin Petersen wrote on social media, “All cricket boards should understand that IPL is the biggest show of cricket. There should be no international matches during this period. ‘Very Very Simple’. 14 England cricketers are playing IPL. It includes limited-overs captain Oyen Morgan, Jose Butler, Ben Stokes, Moin Ali, Sam Karen, Top Karen, Liam Livingston, David Malan, Johnny Bairstow.
5 teams will play international matches during IPL 2021
Compared to IPL, it will run from 9 April to 30 May. During this time 5 teams will play international matches. Pakistan team will play the most matches. Players of Pakistan team are not allowed to play in IPL. Apart from Pakistan, teams of South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe will also play matches. Although the big players of these countries will continue to play in the IPL. This time due to the finals of the World Test Championship, the IPL matches are going to end in May. The final will be played in Southampton from 18 to 22 June. Team India has also reached the final, where it will be to compete with New Zealand.
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