Gulf Today (UAE) – MELBOURNE: The participation of Australia’s top cricketers in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be heavily restricted for anyone selected in the World Cup squad or involved in the Sheffield Shield domestic first-class final.

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  • MELBOURNE: The participation of Australia’s top cricketers in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be heavily restricted for anyone selected in the World Cup squad or involved in the Sheffield Shield domestic first-class final.
  • “It is a difficult period with the IPL being brought forward to accommodate the Cricket World Cup, and overlapping our domestic season,” Clark said in a statement Thursday.
  • Cricket Australia said approval for the IPL will be given to players after the last round of the Sheffield Shield in late March, as long as those players aren’t participating in the final from March 28 to April 1.
  • Australian players who are released for the IPL will be expected to be available if selected for the Cricket World Cup and the subsequent Ashes series in England.
  • Australia’s World Cup squad will be announced on April 23, meaning any IPL team which choses an Australian player could lose him for the latter stages of the Twenty20 tournament in India.

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