The 14th season of the Indian Premier League ie IPL can be organized between April and June. Preparations are going on for this. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia (CA) has made a big statement about its players playing in this tournament. The CA has decided to give a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to its players participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held this year. Australian Cricket Board interim chairman Nick Hockley on Wednesday confirmed that the players will receive a conditional NOC. The previous season of IPL was attended by 19 Australian players, which was played in UAE ie UAE, but now the upcoming season of IPL can start in India in second week of April. Once again dozens of Australian players can get a chance to play in this tournament.
Speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald, Nick Hockley said, “IPL proved its bio-safe environment last year. So when we come to the application for the season of IPL 2021, we will be based on their merit on every issue However, the Players Agent said on Wednesday that the IPL would be held during Cricket Australia’s official break, as the IPL is often held during these three months, when international cricket is closed around the world. Meanwhile the Australian Cricket Board had initially indicated that it would sign the NOC, unless personal injury issues were considered.
Australia has canceled the tour of South Africa for the three-match Test series to be held in March. Although Cricket Australia had offered to host South Africa for the three-match Test series, Cricket South Africa did not accept the request. At the same time, CSA chief Graeme Smith appeared disappointed when Australia canceled the tour.