The IPL’s 2024 season schedule hinges on India’s general election dates, anticipated to span from March 22 to the end of May, pending finalization by the Election Commission.
IPL 2024 is anticipated to run from March 22 to late May, contingent upon India’s election timetable. Josh Hazlewood is set to miss the first half of the season. The final schedule depends on the Election Commission’s declaration of polling dates.
According to reports from ESPNCricinfo, Ahead of the 2024 auction, IPL informed franchises regarding player availability for the upcoming season. Check the complete player availability details here:
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Josh Hazlewood, listed in the IPL auction with a base price of INR 2 crore, may only join a team from the first week of May due to the impending birth of his first child with his wife Catherine Murphy Christian. The other Australian players in the auction are set to be available for the entire IPL season.
Cricket Australia has granted players the autonomy to decide between participating in the Sheffield Shield final scheduled from March 21 to 25 or committing to the IPL.
England’s cricketers, barring any fitness concerns or international commitments, are set to be available for the entire IPL season, informed by the ECB regarding player availability. Despite this, a notable withdrawal from the auction has been 19-year-old leg spin allrounder, Rehan Ahmed, with a base price of INR 50 lakh. Reports from ESPNCricinfo indicate Rehan’s withdrawal aims to minimize extended periods away from home, considering his upcoming India visit for a five-Test series early next year. The ECB’s managing director, Rob Key, will directly manage any player-specific needs pre-T20 World Cup, ensuring optimal player-fitness coordination with franchises.
Sri Lanka Cricket has greenlit its key white-ball players’ availability for the entirety of IPL 2024, notably Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera, released by RCB and Lucknow Super Giants. Mahesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana, associated with Chennai Super Kings, are also cleared for the IPL. The four players won’t feature in Sri Lanka’s Test squad, engaging in a two-Test series against Bangladesh until April 3. Test players bought at the auction will join the IPL after the Bangladesh series.
Josh Little, the left-arm fast bowler from Ireland, will be accessible for the entire 2024 season with Gujarat Titans, skipping Ireland’s Test match against Bangladesh (March 22-26) and T20I series against Pakistan (May 7-14) and Netherlands/Scotland (May 19-26).
Mustafizur Rahman, released by Delhi Capitals, secured BCB’s nod to partake in IPL 2024 (March 22-May 11) if bought at the auction, citing his base price at INR 2 crore. However, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam won’t be accessible for the season as they’re slated to represent Bangladesh in the home series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in March-April, sidelining their IPL availability.
Additionally, Afghanistan, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, and Zimbabwe have assured complete availability of their auctioned players for IPL 2024.
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Last Updated on December 18, 2023
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