'Either be available for full season or don't come': Irfan Pathan slams early departure of England cricketers | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: With T20 World Cup fast approaching, foreign players began to do well Indian Premier League season to concentrate on national tasks.
Leading the way were England cricketers, who have already left the league to prepare for the match. CPI a cricket extravaganza, starting next month.
Liam Livingstone, If butler (Rajasthan Royals), Will Jacks And Reece Topley (Royal Challengers Bengaluru) left the initial loading to join the reigning champions England ahead of the T20I series against Pakistan, starting May 22.
The absence of Livingstone and Buttler was clearly visible during Wednesday's Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings match, while RCB will also miss Jacks and Topley badly in their crucial encounter with Chennai Super Kings on May 18.
Clearly unhappy with the departure of foreign players from the IPL during the business end of the tournament, the former Indian all-rounder slammed the foreign stars.
“Either be available for a full season or don’t come,” Pathan said on social media after the Royals’ fourth straight loss.

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar also earlier called for decisive action from the BCCI and IPL franchises on the players and their respective cricket boards to withdraw from the IPL midway.
“I am all for players choosing a country before anything else, but having assured the various franchises of their availability for the entire season, if they pull out now it will let the franchises down. Franchises should not only be allowed to deduct a substantial amount from the fee for which the player was purchased, but also not to give to the board of directors, to which the player belongs, the declared commission of 10 percent on the fee that each player receives” , wrote Gavaskar in his column for Mid Day.
Gavaskar called for measures to hold players and cricket boards accountable for failing to fulfill their commitments.
Punjab stand-in skipper Sam Curran, after Wednesday's match, also said that he and Jonny Bairstow would return home on Thursday and miss their team's final league match of the season.



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