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    2 cricket boards who always interfere in their national player’s IPL contracts

    IPL contracts have a special place in the life of every cricketer. A majority of the players have been working hard to ensure that they have an IPL deal.

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    IPL contracts

    IPL contracts have a special place in the life of every cricketer. A majority of the players have been working hard to ensure that they have an IPL deal, which pays them well for the two or three months of cricket they play. Also, once if the players play well in the IPL, they are in demand in other T20 competitions across the world.

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    However, there is also one twist in the IPL deals. The franchises are always willing to pay good money to the talented and fit cricketers. With the expansion of this T20 franchise business, the teams are also offering long-term deals to players. For example, Sunil Narine has become a freelancer in T20 cricket now, who has retired from international cricket and plays for the Knight Riders teams in IPL, ILT20, CPL as well as MLC.

    One of the biggest reasons why Narine has retired is because the Cricket West Indies (CWI) administrators could interfere in the contracts. CWI generally doesn’t interfere in players’ contracts and gives NOCs easily, but here’s a list of two such cricket boards which interfere a lot in the IPL contracts.

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    1. England Cricket Board always interferes in IPL contracts

    England Cricket Board (ECB) takes care of its national team first before giving the players green light to play in IPL. For example, ECB withdrew Mark Wood from IPL 2024 to manage his workload ahead of the T20 World Cup. Meanwhile, they monitored Jofra Archer regularly in IPL 2023.

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    Similarly, ECB has called a majority of its players back for the home series against Pakistan. Jos Buttler is the biggest name to come back to the UK, leaving RR before the playoffs.

    2. Bangladesh Cricket Board

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has always interfered in the players’ NOCs as well. This year, only one Bangladeshi player, Mustafizur Rahman made it to the league. Despite having so much success with Chennai Super Kings, he had to leave the team early so that he could play in Bangladesh’s T20Is against Zimbabwe and USA.