New Zealand Cricket (NZC) leader David White has confirmed the participation of New Zealand cricketers in the next second phase of IPL 2021. Over the last few days, there has been some speculation on this subject, given that the Kiwis have from touring Pakistan in the September to October window.
With this tour coinciding with the recently released calendar for the second phase of IPL 2021, many have opined that Kane Williamson’s tastes, Trent Boult, James Neesham and others will not participate in the T20 elite tournament.
Further doubts were raised about its availability after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested two more T20I games out of the three ODI and three T20I already planned. However, David White said that these cricketers would give precedence to the IPL by playing in the UAE, the same place where the event will take place. T20 World Cup will be held.
“New Zealand boss Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, James Neesham, and Lockie Ferguson will participate in the second phase of IPL 2021 in the UAE, ”David White was quoted as saying by GeoTV.
New Zealand players in IPL 2021: Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad), Adam Milne (Mumbai Indians), Trent Boult (Mumbai Indians), Mitchell Santner (Chennai Super Kings), Lockie Ferguson (Calcutta Knights), Tim Seifert (Knights of Calcutta), He found Allen (Royal Challengers Bangalore), Kyle Jamieson (Royal Challengers Bangalore).
BCCI in discussions with England and Australia cricket board on the 2nd phase of IPL 2021
The Supervisory Board for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also in negotiations with Cricket Australia (CA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to reach a consensus on the availability of their players.
“We are very much raised now. BCCI is in negotiations with the British and Australian councils to reach a consensus on this. April and May dates are set for the IPL, they have reason to raise their own objections, but we are now confirmed to witness New Zealand players in action, ”one of the franchise leaders told Cricket.com last month. having heard the rumors.
The second phase of IPL 2021 is scheduled to begin on September 19 and close with the final on October 15.