IPL organisers have said that the senior cricketers will be playing even after the IPL. Refuting media reports that cricketers are looking for rest after the IPL, the cricket board said on Monday that all senior players are available for the tour of the West Indies and England. The BCCI’s chief administrative officer, Ratnakar Shetty, said the board had no knowledge of players opting out of the series citing heavy schedule.
England have been handed a boost ahead of their Test series’ against Sri Lanka and India this summer after the ECB announced that Andy Flower has renewed his contract and will remain in his role as team director.
“The ECB today announced that Andy Flower has renewed his contract and will continue in his current role as England team director,” read an ECB statement on Tuesday morning.
“Flower will remain on a permanent contract and is currently preparing for an international summer that sees England face Sri Lanka, India and Ireland.”