English Cricket Seeking Answers To Players Leaving For The Indian Premier League
English cricket has been "urged to produce a unified and coherent response" to the danger of losing players to the Indian Premier League prior to the new domestic Twenty20 competition launching in May, according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. Nottinghamshire "broke new ground this winter" by banning its players from signing IPL contracts because "it could mean them missing more than a month of the English season" while Essex said that it "may follow suit." Nottinghamshire Dir of Cricket Mick Newell believes that the counties "should act collectively." Newell said, "This is a bigger issue than Notts and Essex" (GUARDIAN, 1/30).