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IPL 2021: There is good news for Kolkata Knight Riders. Team captain Eoin Morgan will play in the second half of IPL 2021 to be held in UAE. A day earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had postponed its Bangladesh tour. After this, the way for English players to play in the league was cleared.
There is good news for Kolkata Knight Riders. Team captain Eoin Morgan will play in the second half of IPL 2021 to be held in the UAE in September-October. He has confirmed this. A day earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had postponed its Bangladesh tour. After this, the way for English players to play in the IPL was cleared. Three ODIs and as many T20 series were to be played between England and Bangladesh in September-October. But both the cricket boards have postponed this series till March 2023 with mutual consent.
Morgan is currently playing for the London Spirit team in The Hundred. On Tuesday, his team was defeated by Northern Superchargers. After this match, he confirmed that he intends to captain KKR in the remaining matches of the IPL. However, he told other England players included in the IPL teams that whether to join the league after the suspension of the Bangladesh tour is a personal decision of the players.
"Benefit the English players to play in the IPL," he said, to take part in the League of England's players will be a personal decision. I believe it is the same thing as winning for the players under any circumstances. If we went to Bangladesh, we would have played in conditions which are completely different for us. At the same time, if players go to UAE to play in the second half of the IPL, they will get a chance to play in conditions like this year's T20 World Cup and if some players want to take rest from the postponement of the Bangladesh series, then they can do so. Huh.
England has to play 2 T20s from Pakistan in October, the T20 World Cup will start in UAE on October 17. Earlier, England would now be able to play only two T20s. He has to play two T20Is against Pakistan on October 14 and 15. Both ECB and PCB are confident that this tour will be completed as per the schedule. However, in the meantime, the final of the IPL is also to be played on October 15. In such a situation, problems can arise for those English players, whose team reaches the final of the IPL.