The huge financial losses that come with an IPL contract cannot be ignored, with Jos Buttler on Tuesday admitting as the England cricketer that the ECB has given him the ever-popular T20 league available for the Test series against New Zealand. Did not give option to leave. . Butler is in the grip of a storm to go home after the first Test against India. He is now back in the country for three months and will remain till the end of the Rajasthan Royals’ IPL campaign to participate in the white ball series. The British media grilled players over the possibility of Butler dropping the Test series against New Zealand starting on June 2 if his franchise gets a place in the play-offs starting in the last week of May.
Butler said during a media conference, “Nothing of that sort (was not discussed with me) and I don’t know about the other players. I think the announcement of the New Zealand Test series about participation in the IPL There was an agreement earlier. ” .
However, like Sam Curran, even Butler agreed that some players could leave the New Zealand Test if their team went the distance in the IPL.
“It could (potentially) be possible,” Butler admitted, missing the first home series in the summer.
“….. But the NZ tests have been added later and there will always be some that will be missing from the England games. You don’t know how far the players are going to go in the tournament and miss the games. (England’s for)
When it comes to deciding between club and country, the white ball dash does not hide that money.
“We all know the benefits of the IPL. It is a huge tournament and the monetary rewards are also clear and the experience you gain adds even more money. And it is evident in the rise of the white ball game in England , And the number of players participating in it. How beneficial is this and for all of us, “he said.
“Certainly the schedule is tough and there is no perfect balance and the ECB and the players are working together to manage it.”
He said, “Is there a right answer? There is no right answer in what we are doing right now.”
There are 12 England players, playing in the IPL, with a few million dollar contract. The players include Butler himself, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer for Rajasthan Royals, Moin Ali and Sam Curren for CSK, Tom Curren for DC and David Malan for Punjab Kings.
“IPL is beneficial for a lot of people, including money. It is the biggest cricket tournament in terms of money and career, but we know that playing for England can be a huge draw and we are very good Playing from England. “, He said.
He understands that the English cricket establishment is a divided house when it comes to people of the IPL as “having their opinions one way or the other”.
He said in his defense, “It is a big feather in the cap for the England team that 12 players were in demand for the biggest tournament in the world.”
He also said how England’s players will help when they return in October for the T20 World Cup in this year’s IPL.
“The obvious benefits of player improvement, the skills you get to learn, especially playing the IPL in India this year, where the World T20 will be played.”
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