England won’t ‘force’ quarantining IPL stars back :

Football coach Ashley Giles has said the England team is not planning to “rush” their Indian Premier League stars for next month’s test series against New Zealand and may present faces. The suspension of the IPL due to the devastating coronavirus outbreak in India has left Britain with a larger potential player base than they expected for the Trial Two series against New Zealand.

England Wont "Force" Quarantining IPL Stars Back For New Zealand Test Series
Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow have returned back home after the IPL 2021 was postponed mid-season.

England won’t ‘force’ quarantining IPL stars back for New Zealand series:

Among those currently in quarantine are Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, and Sam Curran, all of whom have testing contracts with the UK. They can be present for the District Championships from May 20th before competing in the England “bubble” ahead of their first test match against New Zealand at Lord, from June 2nd. But even with the trio in dispute, Britain may have to call.

 New reinforcements for currently injured Ben Stokes and Dom Sibley, while fast pitcher Jofra Archer returns to close quarters, here with Sussex’s second XI. Somerset swimmer Craig Overton, who won his last four caps in 2019, and Sussex sprint athlete Ollie Robinson are among the nominees vying for the posts. Unsuccessful Gloucestershire bat player James Bracey is on average over 50 in the County Championship so far this season. All of these people (coming back from IPL) are in quarantine right now and have had a little bit of quarantine and bubble magic, Giles said Monday.

We have to take care of them, given the amount of cricket they get.

 He also has plenty of empty-handed promises, including the already scheduled T20 World Cup in India. Given the weight of cricket, with the Ashes series and we don’t know what conditions will be played at this time for the Covid environment, we will always need a larger pool of players, said Giles. “

 That, along with the amount of other cricket we have to play, we almost want it to shrink to ashes. “We have to do it right. Is it against New Zealand? I don’t know. This is something we have to continue to discuss.

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