IPL: Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes & Dawid Malan withdraw

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Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes were all part of the home Test series against India

England's Jonny Baileyrstow and Chris Woakes have pulled out of the Indian Premier League.

The IPL was delayed in May due to rising coronavirus infections in India. It will resume in the United Arab Emirates in September.

The Twenty20 tournament will not be completed without Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and JofraArcher from England.

Eoin Morgan, England's limited-overs captain, is one of nine England players who are still scheduled to participate.

Bairstow and Woakes were part of England's team for the fifth Test against India at Emirates Old Trafford, which was cancelled Friday.

Bairstow, the wicketkeeper, was to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Woakes, an all-rounder signed for Delhi Capitals. Malan, the number one Twenty20 batsman in the world, was to be featured for Punjab Kings.

Buttler withdrew from the game in August. Stokes will be taking an indefinite rest from cricket for his mental well-being. Archer was ruled out of next year's matches due to an elbow injury.

Morgan will be playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, while Adil Rashid will be representing Sunrisers Hyderabad with his England team-mate Jason Roy.

Moeen Ali (Chennai Super Kings), Sam Curran (Delhi Capitals), Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan (Punjab Kings), and Tom Curran are all England players. Meanwhile, George Garton, a Sussex pace bowler, has signed a deal to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

While some Indian players have flown to IPL on chartered aircrafts, the IPL will be attended by external-link English players who will fly commercially.

After positive coronavirus testing among players, the IPL was suspended on May 4. There were still 31 games to play.

Because of the monsoon season, it was moved from India.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan claimed that the cancellation of the last Test was "all about money". But Tom Harrison, chief executive of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), stated: "This situation has not been created by the rescheduled IPL."

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