There was a lot of confusion over whether players from England and Australia would participate in the remaining part of the season. However, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed their players’ availability. It comes as a big boost for IPL fans worldwide, as foreign players bring an element of excitement and experience to the sport that elevates the quality of talent on display.
With the continuation of the second leg of the league this September, cricket betting sites have started attracting new users. These sites organise different online tournaments where users can curate their teams and compete. Therefore, the inclusion of players from these two countries would massively benefit these cricket betting site users, increasing the plethora of options they have to pick from.
This news was confirmed by the BCCI on Saturday, as both the organisations agreed to send their players for the remaining part of the tournament. The cricket boards have also cleared that it is up to the player to participate in the tournament. Players can independently withdraw from the tournament if they wish to prepare for the upcoming World Cup. Following this declaration, certain Australian players like Glenn Maxwell and David Warner opted to miss the rest of their international tour to attend the Indian Premier League (IPL). The England and Wales Cricket Board postponed England’s tour to Bangladesh to make it feasible for players willing to participate in the tournament.
What Do The Team Owners Have To Say?
The CEO of Chennai Super Kings confirmed that players from England and Australia are now available and that the team is eagerly awaiting their arrival. Many team members and the players have already reached Dubai, i.e., the location for the remaining second half of the tournament. The Chennai Super Kings, led by Captain MS Dhoni, reached Dubai just a couple of days after the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
Although numerous international bodies (like the ICC) are still raising their concerns about the relevance of holding this tournament amidst coronavirus scares, several fans and players have shown their delight over the Indian Premier League’s decision to continue the tournament in UAE.
Everything will be fine.
Former Australian Captain Ricky Ponting defended the Indian league organisers, saying that the league can handle any possible outbreaks, ensuring players’ safety and convenience. Players and members of the organising committee would regularly test to check for any signs of the infection, ensuring that the Coronavirus scare remains at bay.
The fun and entertainment are back, along with an exciting opportunity to make money through cricket betting sites.