Cricket Australia Announces IPL Position
Cricket Australia today announced its position on Australian players participating in the 2019 Indian Premier League.
- Players who intend to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) require approval from Cricket Australia (CA) in the form of a No Objection Certificate (NOC).
- CA is committed to providing NOCs to players after the last round of Sheffield Shield (20-23 March 2019) provided they are not participating in the final. Those participating in the Sheffield Shield final (28 March – 1 April) will not be released until its conclusion.
- Players who are participating in the One Day International series versus Pakistan will not be released until its conclusion (dates subject to confirmation by the Pakistan Cricket Board).
- Players who are released to play in the IPL will be expected to be available for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and the 2019 Ashes series, if selected.
- Final selection of the World Cup squad will be provided to the ICC on 23rd April, and announced publicly thereafter. All 15 players selected will be expected to attend a mandatory training camp in early May and practice matches ahead of the World Cup.
Cricket Australia’s Interim EGM Team Performance, Belinda Clark said:
“In the interest of making Australians proud of our team, we are working hard to ensure their health and match readiness ahead of what will undoubtedly be a huge year in cricket, while respecting the players’ interests in playing in the various formats.
“It is a difficult period with the IPL being brought forward to accommodate the Cricket World Cup, and overlapping our domestic season. 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.
“We will, as always, assess applications on a case by case basis but it is important the players understand our position in advance, so they have the clarity they need to make personal decisions.
“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. This means prioritising our focus on match readiness and the health of our players” said Clark.
Registration details for the IPL auction will be shared by BCCI with all CA contracted players and State contracted players from today.
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