Capin Peterson aims to dig into the ECB at the post over on IPL 2020. & Nbsp | Photo Credit: & nbspAP
- Despite the ECB’s reluctance to send English players to the league, Capin Peterson was one of the first players to speak out in favor of the IPL.
- Captain Peterson’s arrival in the IPL paved the way for other English players to bring big contracts to the tournament
- Peters recently drew the attention of the ECB to his recent tweets on Ben Stokes and Joffra Archer in IPL 2020.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen was recently targeted in the wake of his recent tweet on the Indian Premier League (IPL) against the England Cricket Board (ECB). The ECB took to Twitter to congratulate England stars Joffra Archer and Ben Stokes ahead of the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Important game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday.
Archer and Stokes both play for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. Both are important cogs of the RR line-up and have played a key role in their success so far this season. The ECB tweeted good luck to Archer and Stokes ahead of the KXIP clash on Friday, saying, “Good luck to our little ones in today’s huge IPL game.”
Petersen responded to the tweet and aimed to head to the ECB. “Just imagine, twe / imagine this tweet 8 years ago …! I’m glad these people are benefiting positively from the IPL,” he wrote. PCS was one of the first English players to speak in favor of the IPL, while the ECB was against sending its players for the Indian T20 League a few years ago.
Despite ECB’s resistance, Petersen sent his name to the player auction in 2009 and was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), where he spent three seasons before moving to the Delhi Capitals (formerly the Daredevils). Peterson’s arrival in the IPL meant that many other English players also got licenses to participate in the tournament.
Peterson was initially accused of running after money when he tried to help England gain experience in ODIs and T20s by participating in the IPL, but the ECB immediately realized his mistake and allowed English players to gain experience by playing in the IPL. Currently, English Stars is the host which is part of the eight teams in the IPL including Archer, Stokes, Jose Butler, Sam Curran and Eoin Morgan among others.
Morgan, Stokes and Archer will be seen in action on Sunday while Rajasthan Royals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders.
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