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BCCI denies Proteas coach’s request to call back SA players from IPL


South Africa coach Ottis Gibson requested Cricket South Africa (CSA) to call back their players from Indian Premier League (IPL) in the early May. CSA denied the proposal as The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) threatened to cancel the upcoming bilateral series against South Africa.

Gibson obviously needed his charges back by the principal seven-day stretch of May later than England and Australia pulled back their stars from the IPL yet well in front of Sunday’s final‚ and an average piece of time before England and South Africa conflict in the World Cup opener at the Oval on May 30.

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Gibson’s request sent to CSA’s chief executive‚ Thabang Moroe and then chief operating officer‚ Naasei Appiah to approve his proposal to get back their players for the preparation of the upcoming World Cup.

Then they put in a request to the BCCI but the BCCI’s reaction was to take steps to cancel three match one-day internationals series which is scheduled to take place on December 2021 and January 2022. Team India will visit South Africa to play three ODIs, three Tests and as many T20s in that time.

Reacting to these cases, CSA refused them. They said they were not aware of that kind of proposal at all. “That is not valid by any means. We don’t know about such a proposal made to the official,” they replied about the fact.

Australia and England Cricket Board called back their players from IPL before the start of the May. CSA agreed that they do not have to economic power or any power to do these kind of acts. “Our comprehension is that, similar to the case with New Zealand, the Windies, etcetera, we as CSA do our best to help our players in boosting their IPL pay. It is just Australia and England who can stand to haul their players out,” they said.

Currently Captain Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir have been playing in the IPL. Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock will play the IPL final for his franchise on May 12.

South Africa will begin their preparation for the World Cup on May 12 and they will travel England for the World Cup campaign on May 19. South Africa will play against Bangladesh in their opening match of the World Cup on June 2 at The Oval.

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