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CSA backs Indian Premier League

Cricket South Africa (CSA) will not stand in the way of its contracted players who are approached to play in the newly formed Indian Premier League provided it does not clash with their commitments to the Castle Proteas Test squad as well as the Standard Bank ODI squad.This was made clear on Monday in a statement from Johannesburg by CSA CEO Gerald Majola. “The Premier League is an initiative of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and as such is recognized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and consequently by CSA.

“Many of our leading players have been approached to play in this competition and they will do so with our support and sanction provided they make an official approach to CSA in this regard.

“Obviously, their first commitment is to Cricket South Africa and to its international commitments in terms of the Future Tours programme. The Proteas team management, coaches and selectors will also have to be happy that participation in the premier league does not prevent them from getting adequate rest and rehabilitation periods between international commitments,” Mr Majola concluded.

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