Pace bowler Gough can play in the IPL's next season

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London, Oct 1 (UNI) Darren Gough, the only England bowler to claim 200 wickets in one-day internationals, can play in the next edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) starting next year.

According to reports, the England pace spearhead was approached by IPL representatives who will be meeting the retired bowler next week.

''The IPL has always been an interest for me. I can still bowl, I've proved that this season, I still get a buzz from cricket and it would be nice to test myself at that level again,'' Gough was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

The 38-year-old had earlier said he would only consider a short-term stint in Twenty20 cricket in 2009 if he knew his body could cope with the stress.

However, in all posibilty the pacer will make a return with Yorkshire rather than with one of the IPL sides.

''The IPL would be a great buzz for me and I need cricket to be a buzz. It's something I know I could do.

''I would do the full IPL programme of six weeks but realistically it might be a short-term deal as a replacement for someone else. Every single cricketer wants to play in the IPL and there's not so many places available this year.

''I could have gone last year on a short-term deal. Now I'm retired it would be an ideal thing,'' he added.


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