There Should Be No International Matches During IPL : Kevin Pietersen

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Former England middle-order batsman, Kevin Pietersen, assumes there should

be no general matches performed during an Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Pietersen said that the cricket boards should understand that IPL is the largest

annual competition in the world and the players are going to prefer to take part

in it instead of playing global cricket. Player’s preference for IPL has been a hot

topic in cricketing everything over the past few years, many ex-cricketers have

investigated current players on their loyalty towards their nations and have warned

that huge amounts of money are involved in IPL will lead to the downfall of international cricket.

Kevin Pietersen on the other hand thinks that during the window of the IPL, no

international matches should take place and players should allowed to take

fully dedicate themselves to the game. Pietersen tweeted: “Cricket boards need

to realise that the IPL is the biggest show in town. Pietersen said this in

acknowledgment of the news of star South African players proceeding to India

during the ODI series against Pakistan. The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Quinton De Kock,

and David Miller will not be available for their country as they are under obligation

to play in the IPL. Cricket South Africa (CSA) revealed that they had signed a

contract with the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), which provides their

players to take part in the opposition despite being on global duty. Recently,

legendary South African fast bowler, Dale Steyn, said that IPL focuses more on the

money rather than the cricketing movements, his report caused an uproar in India

who called Steyn on his hypocrisy, as he was a regular in the league. Steyn later

withdrew for hurting their Statement.


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