More English cricketers for next edition of IPL

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London, Apr 16 (UNI) The next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will see more participation of English cricketers.

However, the participation will be restricted to the last two weeks of the 2009 edition as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has made it clear that its players will have to fulfill their international commitments till 2010.

On the other hand, Professional Cricketers' Association(PCA) president Sean Morris told BBC Sport that the Board will review its stand and players will get to play in the Twenty20 tourney next year.

''There will be a little bit of a window when England players return from West Indies. They will then be able to participate in possibly last two weeks of that tournament next year,'' Morris said.

''I think they will play. It is going to be driven by market forces, the players will go and play Twenty20 cricket. It makes a lot of sense to allow them to play based on the fact that we've got the World Twenty20 coming up five weeks later.

''Don't we want our best player competing in the leading domestic tournament at that time? The communication between the England players and the ECB has increased.'' ''There are so many positive from the players' point of view to come out of these Twenty20 tournaments,'' he added.

''If you've got a family and you've been travelling the world for 10 months of the year and you've got the option to go an earn twice as much money for five weeks work, no one is going to reject that,'' Morris remarked.


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