The logistics in regards to team members for Bangalore isn't that difficult for the most part: Dillon du Preez will play for the Diamond Eagles, Nathan Bracken will play for NSW & Cameron White will play for Victoria.
For the others, I'm sure Gibbs will play for the Cape Cobras, Nannes for Victoria and Maharoof for Wayamba since they are the teams who hold their contracts and would severly object to the IPL teams having first say.
So there aren't too many clashes tbh.
Hopefully the rules will be relaxed in regards to having 3 under-23 players and 7 Indian for the IPL teams.
If so, you're probably looking at:
van der Merwe
Gilchrist (wk and c)
Clarke (wouldn't pick him myself, but he's bound to play)
DIAMOND EAGLES (only 10 contracted players inc 2 WK's atm):
van Wyk (wk)
CJ de Villiers
B.McCullum (wk and c)
Macarenhas (if Hampshire aren't 1 of the English teams)
T and T:
WAYAMBA: (Stole Chaminda's but exchanged Perera for Maharoof)
de Silva (wk)
All-Time Test XI:
Gavaskar, Boycott, Tendulkar, G.Pollock, V.Richards, Sobers, Gilchrist (wk), Warne (c), Waqar/Wasim, Lillee, Ambrose.
Yea, that's going to get results. CA, BCCI, ECB, CSA vs. BD and Pakistan
So the who is the international regulars.
I strongly suggest you look beyond your ideological standpoint on the matter, and adhere to criticisms towards all these hastily organised T20 tournaments.
Since regardless of what your view or mine is, what cannot be debated - is that INCREASED player burnout is going to be a serious issue in the future.
From the latest article in times of india... apparently its upto the players to chose who to play for.
Gibbs to make choice between Deccan and Cobras *-*News*-*News*-*- IPL - Times of India Cricket
This event has to be played as a fesitval and a celebration of world cricket (and players getting paid) as it has no credibility as a 'real' tournament. Almost like an annual 'All-star' cricket festival drawing players and teams from around the globe.
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