Skip IPL, not national duty if tired: Former Aussie selector Cox

Australia's rotation of fast bowlers and key players such as Shane Watson has been criticised by former cricketers like Shane Warne, Allan Border and Brett Lee.

updated: January 17, 2013 12:03 IST
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Melbourne: Slamming Cricket Australia's rotation policy for players, former national selector Jamie Cox said those who are worried about fatigue should consider skipping the cash-rich Indian Premier League in April-May.

"The crux of the issue is that blokes get six weeks off a year under the (players' association) Memorandum of Understanding and some of them choose to use that time to play T20 cricket," Cox told 'The Herald Sun'.

"If we are really serious it's how do we co-exist with T20 cricket? Some have made the sacrifice. Mitchell Johnson has done that, Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting have foregone IPL contracts in the national interest and not cashed in on the riches but that is a big call to make," he said.

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