England and Australian players have been cleared to participate in the second leg of the Indian Premier League which will be played in the UAE.
Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have formally informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) regarding the approval.
Earlier, many boards were reluctant to allow their players, considering the T20 World Cup after the conclusion of the cash-rich league.
The news was confirmed after the Indian Cricket Board informed the franchises about the go-ahead from the two national bodies.
On Friday (August 13), IPL COO Hemang Amin called each franchise to inform them about the participation of players from the two countries.
“We have got a call from the IPL office and have been informed that the boards have no objection to their players’ participation. It is now up to the players,” Kasi Viswanathan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings, was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “Our Australian and English players (Jason Behrendorff, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali) are available,” he added.
CEO of Punjab Kings, Satish Menon also confirmed the news.
“We’ve been told of the clearance. Now the team manager will contact the players individually. Three Australians, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, and Jhye Richardson, and two English players, Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan, are in the Punjab Kings’ ranks,” he asserted.