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Cricket Australia (CA) is all set to allow contracted players to participate in the marquee Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 from April 6.

Star Australian pacers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc along with opening batsman David Warner have been rested for the white-ball series against Pakistan.

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Amongst the aforementioned players David Warner was bought for INR 6.25 Crore by Delhi Capitals, Josh Hazlewood was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 7.75 crore and Pat Cummins was bought back by Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 7.25 crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Warner, Hazlewood and Cummins despite not playing the limited-overs series against Pakistan, which will begin from March 29, will miss the first week of the Indian Premier League due to Cricket Australia’s policy of not allowing contracted players to participate in other tournaments while the national team is in action.

Mitchell Marsh, David Warner
Mitchell Marsh, David Warner. Image Credits: Twitter

However, they will be allowed to travel to India just after the completion of the Test series and they can complete their quarantine requirements and play the marquee Indian Premier League from April 6, as the last match of the white-ball series between Australia and Pakistan will be played on April 5.

Australia White-ball Squad Players For The Series vs Pakistan Will Miss One Extra Week

Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh
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Big names like Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis, who have got IPL contracts and are part of the Australian squad for the three ODI and one T20I against Pakistan, will miss one extra week of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 due to travel and quarantine requirements.

Also, players like Riley Meredith and Daniel Sams, who doesn’t have a Cricket Australia contract will be free to link up with their IPL teams after any state commitments are over. The same situation applies to Tim David and Nathan Coulter-Nile, who doesn’t hold state contracts.

Australia’s Squad For White-ball Series vs Pakistan:

Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

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