Buttler likely to skip IPL 2021 remainder

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has ruled himself out of the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, resuming in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in mid-September.

“Usually the IPL doesn’t clash with any international cricket. When it does clash, probably England will take precedence,” Buttler was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Meanwhile, Buttler, 30, also expressed that he will leave it to England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) director of cricket Ashley Giles for taking a call between IPL and England’s international duties.

“[Will play] Where Ashley Giles says,” he responded.

Notably, Giles had earlier said that England commitments will take precedence over the cash-rich league.

“I want to play as much as I can. You always want to be available for everything. I don’t think there are any perfect answers. We play a lot of cricket and it’s important for everyone to be looked after,” he added.

News Desk

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