Playing for England more important than IPL: Flintoff

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Barbados (West Indies), Feb.28 (ANI): All rounder Andrew Flintoff has reiterated that as far as he is concerned, playing for England is the ultimate, though there is talk about him preferring to play the Indian Premier League

"Everyone is going on about the IPL, it is a hot topic. But I want to play for England in the one-day series. If I do that, the IPL will take care of itself. Playing for England is the ultimate," The Sun quoted Flintoff, as saying.

"I know what I need to do to get fit. It's harder being around the Test matches and not playing. You are desperate to play and are a bit flat because of it," said Flintoff.You don't know where to put yourself in the dressing room. Everyone you bump into is asking 'When will you be back?' I just want to get on with the work and get back as soon as I can."

Flintoff will be helped back to fitness by sacked England coach Peter Moores. He arrives in the UK this morning for a two-week fitness blitz on his injured hip in a bid to get him fit to try to play in the one-day series against West Indies.ealistically, Freddie can play in the megabucks Indian Premier League only if he gets through the five one-dayers in the Caribbean.

By an ironic twist, Moores will oversee Flintoff's rehab regime in his new role as Lancashire coach - even though he is still upset at being dumped by the ECB.

This is the sixth time Flintoff has been forced to fly home from an England tour because of injury. (ANI)

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