New Zealand Cricket Board has permitted players to play full season of Indian Premier League in 2019. NZC board general manager James Wear has confirmed on Monday that the board decides that players must play part in the next Indian Premier League edition to get more experience in playing to other countries.
“One of the things New Zealand Cricket has decided is to allow its players to play in the Indian Premier League right till the end of the IPL. So we are keen to give our guys as much experience playing all around the world as possible so that they get a great experience by playing in the IPL,” Wear said to reporters in Mumbai.
BCCI due to announced the venue for 12th Indian Premier League as general election dates are not confirmed yet. However 29th March is the original date of IPL 2019 start but as per reports tournament to kick-off one week earlier to give enough rest to players preparing for ICC World Cup.
Earlier there were reports that top countries like Australia and England would not allow players to be the part of cash-rich t20 league after April month. But New Zealand board has shown interest and allowed players to play whole season of the twenty20 championship ahead of mega 2019 world cup.