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ECB clash with Modi over IPL release terms

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have clashed with IPL commissioner Lalit Modi over the involvement of their players in this months IPL Auction.

Eoin Morgan and Jonathan Trott were among a number of English players included in a list of 96 players who would be allowed to take part in the auction to be held in Mumbai but the ECB were unable to agree release terms with the IPL.

This as meant the all eight English players have been removed from the final list of 56 player eligible for the auction. The Third IPL season begins in March and clashes with the start of the County Championship.

Other players to miss out include Tim Bresnan, Monty Panesar, Anthony McGrath, Adil Rashid, James Foster and Usman Afzaal.

Trott and Morgan had both generated interest from teams in the IPL and the pair were confident of being selected at the auction.

The row started over the weekend when the IPL announced new release conditions for players taking part in the event, these included players eligibility for the franchises during the Champions League.

The ECB were unhappy with the terms and said they would only allow players to take part in the event if the IPL would stick to terms negotiated in February 2009.

As always Modi was in bullish mood leaving a post on his Twitter page stating that the English players would not be missed at the auction.

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