ECB asks Jofra Archer to pull out of IPL 2024 auction

ECB asks Jofra Archer to pull out of IPL 2024 auction. Jofra Archer last played a professional cricket match in May 2023 for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023.

Jofra Archer, a star England fast bowler, will not participate in the IPL 2024 because he did not register his name for the mini-auction for the following season, which will take place on December 19 in Dubai. According to sources, Jofra Archer has been request to withdraw from the event because the ECB want to take control of his workload ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024. Which will be host jointly by the West Indies and the United States in June 2024.

The 28-year-old last played a professional cricket match in May 2023 for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023. However, because to a reoccurring stress elbow fracture. He was only able to play five matches this season, thus ruling him out of the T20 extravaganza.

Archer also traveled with the England squad to India for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

However, he got elbow injury while practicing in Mumbai and had to return home within a week. The ECB has signed the Barbados-born cricketer to a two-year central contract that would run from October 2023 to September 2025. As a result, according to ESPNCricinfo, the ECB advised Archer not to participate in the IPL 2024 auction.

The English board allegedly feels that managing Archer’s comeback in the UK in April and May will be easier than managing him in India while he plays in the IPL. Rob Key, England Men’s Cricket’s managing director, had devised a rehabilitation plan for Archer following the IPL 2023. In collaboration with Mumbai Indians medical personnel, who would watch him throughout his time with MI Cape Town in SA20 2024.

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Archer will train with England squad in Barbados

Notably, the speedster has been signed as a ‘wildcard’ player by MI Cape Town for the second season of the SA 20. His availability for the event, however, will be determined by his rehab progress. Archer will train with England’s white-ball sides in Barbados next week. But will not play in the ODI or T20I series against the West Indies beginning in December.

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