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IPL not a concern for Oz Ashes bid: Sutherland

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:25

Sydney: Cricket Australia ( CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that Australia`s Ashes bid in England will not be compromised by the Indian Premier League ( IPL).

Two members of the Ashes party, Shane Watson and James Faulkner, remain on the subcontinent with their team, Rajasthan Royals , who will play in an elimination semi-final in Delhi.

Describing the lead-up to the Test series in July and August as "probably as good a preparation as you could possibly get`, Sutherland also said that he is not concerned by the fact that England`s top players are engaged in a home Test series against New Zealand.

David Warner has also been in India since early April with Delhi Daredevils, Ryan Harris withdrew midway through with a sore Achilles and Michael Clarke and James Pattinson pulled out before playing.

ANI

First Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:26

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