Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley came out and said they would give players NOCs one by one.
Since the launch of the Indian Premier League, Australian players have been in high demand in the league. At each of the auctions, Australian players won several huge contracts. As we move closer to the 2021 IPL auction, rumors about the teams for a particular player are circulating the internet.
New reports from Australia suggest Australian players would need a Certificate of No Objection (NOC) from Cricket Australia (CA) to go play in the IPL. It was also stated that the council can dismiss an NOC if it finds health problems.
The Board of Directors of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) clearly intends to host the league in India. The decision may raise some eyebrows as Cricket Australia has shown some seriousness in its concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. More recently, CA canceled its tour of South Africa citing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ll look at each of these on a case-by-case basis: Nick Hockley
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley came out and said they would give players NOCs one by one. “We obviously have a precedent for this from IPL last year. We have, obviously, the IPL, if you will, [has] has proven its biosecurity protocols. As claims are filed, we will look at each of these cases on a case-by-case basis, on their merits, ”said Nick Hockley, quoted by The New Indian Express.
Several international players of the Australian squad are in high demand in the cash rich league. Players like David Warner, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell have been picked in previous seasons. But, this year, several players will go to the auction. This new information will also make franchises question whether or not they want to go with Australian players.
The next season of the Indian Premier League should start in early April. If so, we can hope to see the action unfold in India itself. In the 2020 season, 19 Aussie players were featured and it’s unclear how many will be seen in this year’s IPL.