Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monty Panesar gets permission to take part in the IPL 2013 players’ auction

Left-arm spinner, Monty Panesar, has been allowed by his county side Sussex to take part in the players’ auction of the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting next month.
Monty Panesar has become the third English player after getting clearance from the ECB and the respective county side to participate in this year’s IPL auction.
Other two players who will make their appearance in the players auction are Sussex wicketkeeper-batsman, Matt Prior, and Essex batting all-rounder, Ravi Bopara.
It is not the first time for both Panesar and Bopara to make their appearance in the IPL auction. They also appeared in the IPL auction before but failed to attract any franchise.
This year Panesar has the highest possibility of being bought by any of the franchise for his outstanding performance on Indian soil last year. Thanks to his performance with the ball, England won the Test series 2-1 after long years. He took 17 wickets in three matches.
It is sure that his absence in the 2013 season would affect his county side’s performance.
Even if he bought by any of the IPL franchises then may not be able to play the whole IPL season due to England’s home Test series against New Zealand starting from May 16.
Though Sussex and Essex have given their players permission to take part in the IPL auction, Nottinghamshire has not allowed their players to participate in players’ auction that will be held in February.