England had a poor run in the Ashes series and if certain reports are to be believed, the ECB could halt English players’ participation in the IPL. The ECB is reviewing the performance of the players and evaluating their losses. The players have received heavy criticism from many former England cricketers. Michael Atherton says, “The major multi-format players are compensated in the seven figures, but the ECB loses them for two months of the year during the Indian Premier League. The players should be informed that if the ECB approves their desire to participate in the IPL, their 12-month contract would not change. It is conditional on receiving a no-objection certificate to compete in the IPL and other franchise contests. It is in the England team’s best interests.”

England is lacking the Ashes by 3-0 but somehow managed to draw out their last match. Ashley Giles, Director of Cricket, has been tasked to submit a complete report that will include suitable recommendations to improve the game for the English players. The Indian T20 competition lasts two months on average. However, with the addition of two additional teams, this year is shaping up to be a lengthy one. The knockout phase of the IPL 2022 is anticipated to coincide with England’s first Test against New Zealand in June, causing the tournament to collide with the opening portion of their Test summer.