London: Saying that lack of opportunity to play in the hugely popular IPL is frustrating for England players, wicket-keeper Matt Prior has suggested the ECB to reschedule its international calendar.
Players, who are centrally contracted by the ECB, have to be back in England by May 5 in order to prepare for the international season, which starts on May 16 with the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s.
“The IPL and these Twenty20 competitions are not going away. People love them and the players enjoy playing in themů So there are going to be more and more people getting frustrated at the lack of opportunity to play in the IPL. So things may have to change,” Prior told the BBC.
“If you ask any Englishman or Australian, ‘Would you rather score a T20 hundred or an Ashes hundred?’ I know which one most people would go with. But guys are going to start looking at it. I know for a fact that players want to play in the IPL. You can’t get away from the fact that there is an enormous amount of money at stake.”