For ECB, Pakistan tour more important than IPL

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The Indian Premier League got a setback on Monday when the English Cricket Board said that the tours of Pakistan and Bangladesh to take priority over the T20 league.

There were reports that the England cricketers might not be available for the series due to IPL.

The IPL 2021, which was postponed due to coronavirus, is expected to resume in October, the same time when England is scheduled to tour South Asia.

Responding to rumours about the English side’s key players being available for the Asian tours, Ashley Giles, England managing director, said: “If those tours go ahead I’d expect them (players) to be there”.