Steve Smith and Pat Cummins
Steve Smith and Pat Cummins (Image Credit: Twitter)

The BCCI is still awaiting the confirmation of Cricket Australia (CA) regarding allowing their players for the second leg of IPL 2021. The remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 will resume on the 19th of September in the UAE as announced by the BCCI in May. While most of the countries’ players look set to partake, Australia’s cricketers remain in doubt.

According to the latest report of Cricbuzz, BCCI informed the franchises that they should get an update from all the boards by the 10th of August. But Cricket Australia aims to host a T20 tri-series involving Afghanistan and the West Indies this year before the World Cup. However, both the cricketing boards have not confirmed the leg as the situation rapidly fluctuates.

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Furthermore, Cricket West Indies has also confirmed they would permit their players to feature in the IPL 2021 in the UAE. But with the T20 World Cup also to be staged in the UAE, it’s unlikely that Australian cricketers would miss out. The likes of David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Pat Cummins would certainly need some playing time in the UAE to finetune their skills for the mega event.

New Zealand players confirm their participation for IPL 2021:

New Zealand Team
New Zealand Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 14th edition of IPL received a massive boost as New Zealand Cricket Chief confirmed their cricketers’ participation. Hence, the presence of big-ticket players like Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, and James Neesham does bode well for the competition. England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan has revealed his participation too.

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