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Stokes may have to sacrifice 100,000 pounds for playing in IPL

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are set to dock £3,500 (around 2,97,000 INR) per day from the central contract of each England player who participates in the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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As a result, if the star all-rounder Ben Stokes wants to be a part of the lucrative T20 tournament, he will have to part with more than £100,000 (around INR 8,488,100).

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Stokes’ base price for the IPL auction is 238,000 pounds. Should he get picked for his base price, something that is highly unlikely, he will have to go through a tax deduction as well as the agent fees could very well see him with very low returns on the same. However, despite this, it is highly likely that Stokes will play for an IPL outfit for the upcoming season.

According to a news report appeared in The Telegraph, the deduction is to fund payments from the ECB to compensate the counties for the fact their player is unavailable at a time when he could be playing domestic cricket. The money will be split among the counties and paid as top-up grants for their academies.

As of now, players such as Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills have also agreed to be a part of the IPL auction. They are all presently in India for the T20 series, which is currently locked to 1-1 with one match still to be played. Even if none of the England players are picked in the auction, Jos Buttler and Sam Billings, who were retained by Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils respectively, will be keen to keep the England flag flying high in IPL 2017.

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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