New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has expressed concern about New Zealand’s tour of England at the same time for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 14th season and the two-match Test series. The IPL is expected to start in April and will run till June and in June, New Zealand will play a two-match Test series with England. Williamson wants to see how things move forward by June.
Cricinfo quoted Williamson as saying, « It’s definitely not the preferred option. I know that this was planned, so we had no idea that it would happen. It is important for us to mold ourselves as soon as possible according to the situation. ”
Many big players from New Zealand play in the IPL. Apart from Williamson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jameson, Lockie Ferguson are also part of the IPL. Although these players are free to play in T20 format under New Zealand cricket policy, all these players will remain part of their franchise in the IPL.
He added, « We have to see what the situation will be like by the time the programs are finally announced. » But we will have to wait for the moment. We have to think about coming out of Quarantine as soon as possible, it is necessary but it is not in our hands. Right now we have to wait on it. «
New Zealand has already qualified for the World Test Championship. On the other hand, the official announcement of IPL programs has not been made yet. But it is believed that the IPL may be concluded by the first week of June.