Although scheduled have not been fixed for the Indian Premier League (IPL), Justin Langer agrees for the participation of Australian players in the league. He said that there are several reasons for the players to play in the cash-rich league.
As per media reports a few days ago, the Australian team has been informed to prepare for the England tour which might be scheduled in September this year as the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 will be cancelled. However, no official statement has been over the scheduling of the series between the two countries.
But Australia’s head coach Justin Langer feels that it is important for Australia to tour England to bring back the cricket.
“My personal view is we have to go. For so many reasons,” Langer told News Corp Australia.
“I think we have to go to England. There are lots of challenges of course but we have to find solutions to make sure that can happen if possible.”
Justin Langer also opines that Australian players should be released to play IPL even though they have to follow the quarantine period or spend time away from their family.
I hear a different story about the IPL: Justin Langer
“I think we have to. Talking frankly,” Langer said. “I hear a different story about the IPL’s plans every few days. It varies. So, until there’s some clarity and we can work out how it affects the domestic season, how it affects our players, how it works with quarantine… there’s a lot of considerations here.”
India is also scheduled to travel Australia in October to play three-match T20I, four-match Test and three-match ODI series.
Before India, Australia will also host West Indies and Ireland. The Windies team is currently in England playing the three-match Test series which has started from 8th July in Southampton.