IPL franchise should not bid on South African cricketers in IPL auctions

IPL 2021: The IPL franchise is not expected to bid on South African cricketers in the IPL 2021 auction.

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: The fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin in April just after the end of the India-England series. Auctions for the same are scheduled for the next 18th in Chennai. According to reports, IPL franchises are not likely to bid for South African cricketers in upcoming IPL auctions.

Pakistan South Africa tour collides with IPL dates and South African players will not be available for the T20 extravaganza for the first two weeks due to the following Pakistan tour.

On Friday, Cricket South Africa confirmed that Pakistan will tour South Africa for all three ODI and four T20I series during the first week of April. The tour will start on April 2 while the last game will be played on April 16.

Calendar for South Africa in conflict with IPL:

According to the schedule, several senior South African players associated with the franchises will have to miss out on the first two weeks of IPL. The cash-rich tournament, as stated, is scheduled to start on April 11. In addition, South African actors will have to undergo several quarantine protocols and standards before leaving with their respective franchises.

Faf Du Plessis (CSK), Lungi Ngidi (CSK), Kagiso Rabada (DC), Anrich Nortje (DC), Quinton de Kock (MI), David Miller (RR) and AB de Villiers (RCB).

Apart from these successful players, 14 other South African players will go to auction and with the dates of the clashes between the South African national teams and IPL, the franchise will abstain from bidding on these cricketers much.

The 14 cricketers are: Chris Morris, Rassie van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Beuran Hendricks, Hardus Viljoen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Daryn Dupavillon, Morne Morkel, Linde George, Dwaine Pretorius, David Wiese, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen and Jacques Snyman.

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