Friday, February 27, 2009

Lalit Modi on Andrew Flintoff’s Participation in IPL 2009

Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi has said that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should not interfere in Andrew Flintoff’s participation in IPL 2009 Twenty20 tournament, starting from 10 April. The England all rounder is now out with a hip injury and is missing the ongoing fourth test against West Indies. It is not yet confirmed if Flintoff will be able to recover from his injury in time to take part in the fifth test of the series. Modi said that if Andrew Flintoff is declared fit by Chennai, then ECB can not stand in his way because, Modi thinks, Chennai’s contract is with Flintoff, not with ECB.

Yes, I also think that if Flintoff is fit then he should be allowed to play for Chennai as he has contract with Chennai Super Kings. However, I do not know who will decide if Flintoff is fit enough to participate in the upcoming IPL Twenty20 tournament. Chennai or England team?

Andrew Flintoff has signed a contract worth £1.1m with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings during recently-held IPL auction. Flintoff along with his England teammate Kevin Pietersen has become the highest paid cricketers in this year’s IPL auction. Now, let us see if Andrew Flinoff can be able to represent Chennai in IPL.

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