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IS Bindra warns England players

England's players have been warned not to break their central contracts to join the Indian Premier League next season - by the competition's co-founder.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have made it clear no contracted England players will be permitted to play in the Twenty20 league, the inaugural season of which begins on Friday.

Several of England's key players, including batsman Kevin Pietersen, have condemned the ECB's stance and expressed an interest in joining the lucrative tournament, which has attracted many of the world's top names.

There has been speculation players could refuse to sign new contracts in September, but IS Bindra has called for the organisations to work together to solve the problem.

"That solution is not acceptable to us," he told BBC Sport. "We will not have any player revolting against their establishment and becoming part of the IPL."

Bindra is planning to meet ECB chief Giles Clarke when he travels to India this week for the IPL's inauguration ceremony on Thursday.

"We don't want to be a rebel league, we want to be part of the system with the support of the ECB," Bindra continued.

"We are looking forward to meeting Giles Clarke and other members of the ECB. We can make adjustments, we can postpone our league by a couple of weeks.

"If we can find a solution, it will be in the interests of everyone involved, including the players."

source - sportinglife.com
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