Anrich Nortje doubtful for the IPL 2022 season, BCCI will contact CSA to inquire about the availability of South African players.

Anrich Nortje is doubtful for the IPL 2022 season. The BCCI will contact the CSA to inquire about the availability of South African players. South Africa’s Test series against Bangladesh will take place during the IPL 2022.

Anrich Nortje’s participation in the 2022 edition of the IPL is in doubt. In what can be describe as a major blow for the Delhi Capitals. As the speedster hasn’t bowl much since November last year due to injury issues. With Nortje being a vital cog in SA national team across formats, it remains to be seen whether the CSA’s medical team will give him clearance to participate in the IPL, given that the T20 World Cup 2022 is taking place later this year in Australia.

Meanwhile, several other South African players may miss the first three weeks of the IPL. Due to their home series against Bangladesh, which includes three ODIs and two Tests and concludes on April 12. While Quinton De Kock, who has retired from Test cricket, will be available from the start. It is unclear whether Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and Lungi Ngidi will be available before the Bangladesh series concludes.

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South African players will have to choose between IPL and national duty.

As a result, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to contact CSA director Graeme Smith to inquire about the availability of Proteas players. “The BCCI will contact Graeme Smith to see if some of the top players are available at least a little earlier.” “We are hopeful of a solution because we have a good working relationship with CSA,” a senior BCCI official was quote as saying by Zee News.

“Some of the franchises will suffer if they are not available for three weeks,” the official added. Meanwhile, it should be note that the CSA has given its players the option of choosing between national duty and the IPL. When ask about it, South Africa’s Test captain Dean Elgar said the loyalty of Proteas players is put to the test.

“The players must indicate to Cricket South Africa whether they want to play in the IPL or for the Test team.” “It’s a tough one putting that in the players’ box, but I guess, this is where you see where players’ loyalty lies,” Elgar was quot as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

Also Read: South Africa’s squad for the ODIs against Bangladesh includes eight IPL players.

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