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Buttler pushed for WC-bound players’ withdrawal from IPL playoffs: Rob Key

Updated on: 02 May,2024 07:10 AM IST  |  London
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And straightaway, he said, ‘No, no, I want to come back and start getting ready for the World Cup in that series that’s just before it’,” Key was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo

Buttler pushed for WC-bound players’ withdrawal from IPL playoffs: Rob Key

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Captain Jos Buttler pushed for withdrawal of English players from the Indian Premier League play-offs ahead of the T20 World Cup, the team’s managing director Rob Key has revealed.


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The IPL playoffs are scheduled from May 21-26, clashing directly with England’s four-match T20I series against Pakistan. “I asked him [Buttler] very early on in the piece and said, ‘Look, as England captain, you’re obviously going to have this series against Pakistan. How do you see it?’ And straightaway, he said, ‘No, no, I want to come back and start getting ready for the World Cup in that series that’s just before it’,” Key was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.


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