Players from SA are supposed to leave for the IPL during the ODI series against Pakistan, according to sources.
Players from SA are supposed to leave:
According to ESPN Cricinfo, South African players who are part of the national one-day international (ODI) squad for the three-match series against Pakistan will be permitted to leave for the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the series.
According to the news report, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has allowed the IPL-bound players to fly to India after the second ODI on April 4.
Big Proteas players including Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje are among them. Due to the same cause, the five players were not included in the squad for the four Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against Pakistan.
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The CSA clarified that players were permitted to miss national duty and compete in the T20 tournament due to a contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“I missed the reason why our big dogs aren’t playing the T20s against Pakistan?” said fast bowler Dale Steyn, who was not a fan of the settlement and questioned the absence of senior South African players following the squad announcement.
The limited-overs series between Pakistan and the Proteas will begin on April 2 and end on April 16, while the IPL will begin on April 9.