James Anderson’s decision of not participating in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has obviously surprised the cricket fans. Where most of the players around the world are looking for the IPL 2013 for earning money quickly and getting fame there English fast bowler has shown his interest of not participating in the players’ auction of the cash-rich tournament for the sake of his country.
The reason of not becoming the part of the IPL 2013 is that he wants to take rest and be fit for England’s back-to-back Ashes campaigns that will make its commence in 2013. The next IPL player auction is scheduled to be held on February 3, 2013.
Due to the schedule conflict between their home season and the Twenty20 tournament, English players have not featured in the IPL. Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan are the only two players who have contract for the 2013 tournament with the Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively. Three more players from England have got clearance from their county side to take part in the players’ auction.
James Anderson was appeared in the lat season’s auction with a base price of $250,000, but failed to attract any takers. Because of England’s good performance on Indian soil, he has the potential of being bought by any of the franchises of the IPL. MS Dhoni also praised Anderson for his performance.