Luke Wright set for stint in IPL
Thursday 08 March 2012
England limited-overs all-rounder Luke Wright is planning to miss the start of the domestic season, in favour of a stint in the Indian Premier League.
The 27-year-old did not secure an IPL contract during the winter player auctions, but revealed via his own Twitter account today that he is set to join Pune Warriors after all.
The 27-year-old Sussex player becomes the second Englishman in the space of two days to join the IPL, following Essex's Owais Shah - who yesterday agreed a deal with Rajasthan Royals.
Wright was part of England's ICC World Twenty20-winning team in the Caribbean in 2010 and also made a big impression for Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League earlier this year, but last played for his country in the nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 international in Bristol last June.
He tweeted: "I'm delighted to be going to the IPL with Pune Warriors.
"I'm disappointed to miss the start of the Sussex season, but it's an amazing opportunity few could turn away."
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