These stipulations are believed to have contributed to Kolkata Knight Riders' decision to release Mitchell Starc from his AUD1.8 million IPL deal, given that they leave precious little time for the left-armer, and others such as Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Aaron Finch, or Glenn Maxwell, to play a meaningful role in the annual T20 event.
Players who want to compete in the IPL will also need approval from CA in the form of a No Objection Certificate (NOC). The governing body has laid out a list of guidelines for its players in a move to prioritize the domestic first class competition, Sheffield Shield, and the national team's interests.CA have revealed that players released to play in the IPL and picked in next year's World Cup will be expected to attend a training camp in early May and the official practice matches ahead of the tournament.
Starc has consistently been a notable absentee in the IPL having last played a game in the cash-rich league back in 2015 when he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore.More news: Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence
Those in Australia´s ODI squad for their series against Pakistan - whose dates are reportedly pencilled in for March 15-29 - will also not be released until it is over.
Players will only receive NOCs once the final round of Sheffield Shield matches is played, or following the Shield final if their state is involved.
No objections certificates will only be granted to players at the conclusion of their state's domestic season, and worldwide players will be required to play in all matches scheduled ahead of the World Cup whether they clash with the IPL or not.More news: Brit Dies After Contracting Rabies From Cat Bite In Morocco
The tight window between the end of the IPL and the start of World Cup has led to various complications and it is understood that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning to prepone the tournament as much as possible.
"We are working hard to ensure their health and match readiness ahead of what will undoubtedly be a huge year in cricket, while respecting the players´ interests in playing in the various formats", she said.
But with Australian cricket going through a tumultuous year after the ball-tampering scandal and a clean out of top executives at Cricket Australia, several former greats, led by Shane Warne, have called for a return to basics. The IPL is physically taxing and no cricketer can play the 56-day tournament and still be at their best for the World Cup.More news: Pence Condemns Myanmar's Suu Kyi For Treatment Of Rohingya, Imprisoned Journalists