London: England and Wales Cricket Board has asked the BCCI if the Indian Premier League can be advanced by a month so that its players can take part in the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament, a media report said.
According to a report in 'The Times' newspaper, David Collier, the ECB chief executive, travelled to India last week to meet officials of the BCCI to urge them to reschedule future IPL seasons to dovetail more with the England first-class season.
This, the report, said was in response to pressure from England players who wanted to play in the IPL. Some of England's players have made their impatience clear about their exclusion from high-profile tournaments like the IPL.
Matt Prior, who failed to attract a bid in the IPL auction this year despite his growing stature, has said players are frustrated at the lack of opportunities to feature in the lucrative competition as franchises remain concerned over availability....more
09:11 PM, Apr 09, 2013