England board blames IPL for defeat in Ashes, English players may be banned from playing IPL

England board blames IPL for defeat in Ashes, English players may be banned from playing IPL  Ashley Giles, the managing director of the England Board and former cricketer, has prepared a complete roadmap for the England team. There is talk of limiting the participation of English players in the IPL.  In view of the poor performance in the Ashes, the England Cricket Board may ban its players from playing in the IPL. England has lost three out of the four Ashes played so far. The England Board is now blaming the IPL for the poor performance of the players.  According to media reports, Ashley Giles, the Managing Director of the England Board and former cricketer, has prepared a complete roadmap for the England team. There is talk of limiting the participation of English players in the IPL. Let us tell you that in June this year, the England team also has to play a home series with New Zealand. Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow are playing continuously in the IPL among the players of the current Ashes series in England. Apart from these, Moeen Ali also plays for Chennai, even before this there has been a demand that playing in the IPL affects the performance of the players.  More recently, the excitement about the IPL auction in India has intensified and if there is any such official announcement from England, then surely the interest of the franchisees will be less for the English players. IPL Mega Auction will be held on 12th and 13th February in Bengaluru. This time 10 teams are going to play in IPL instead of 8 and the number of matches is also going to be more.

England board blames IPL for defeat in Ashes, English players may be banned from playing IPL


Ashley Giles, the managing director of the England Board and former cricketer, has prepared a complete roadmap for the England team. There is talk of limiting the participation of English players in the IPL.

In view of the poor performance in the Ashes, the England Cricket Board may ban its players from playing in the IPL. England has lost three out of the four Ashes played so far. The England Board is now blaming the IPL for the poor performance of the players.

According to media reports, Ashley Giles, the Managing Director of the England Board and former cricketer, has prepared a complete roadmap for the England team. There is talk of limiting the participation of English players in the IPL. Let us tell you that in June this year, the England team also has to play a home series with New Zealand. Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow are playing continuously in the IPL among the players of the current Ashes series in England. Apart from these, Moeen Ali also plays for Chennai, even before this there has been a demand that playing in the IPL affects the performance of the players.

More recently, the excitement about the IPL auction in India has intensified and if there is any such official announcement from England, then surely the interest of the franchisees will be less for the English players. IPL Mega Auction will be held on 12th and 13th February in Bengaluru. This time 10 teams are going to play in IPL instead of 8 and the number of matches is also going to be more. 


Without government support, judo gold is just a dream  Leo Chong Wei Fu was clearly disappointed when he had to settle for a silver medal in the men's judo competition in the 2017 Sea Games in Kuala Lumpur.  Speaking to Malaysiakini recently, the 28-year-old athlete was still upset for failing to win gold at the Games.  "I blame myself for losing. Even now, when I look back, I feel sad, ”said Chong.  For years, the national judo team did not receive training funds, forcing Chong and his teammates to bear the cost themselves to achieve their ambitions.  When injured during training, Chong treated himself using ice packs as there was no access to a free physiotherapist.  Despite this, Chong is training hard to participate in the 2019 Sea Games in the Philippines. Without any allowance, he had to find a sponsor and use his own savings.  However, Chong failed to advance to the semi -finals.  Not giving up, Chong still hopes to record success and set his target at the 2022 Sea Games in Vietnam.   So he worked as an insurance agent and part -time judo coach to make a living.  "Athletes need to train for at least five hours a day and we need to rest for the body to recover. Since I started working, I didn’t know how I could manage it.  “I still have a‘ spark ’but it’s not as strong as before because I don’t have the money to‘ light it up, ’” he added.  The government is more focused on gold medals  According to Chong, the National Sports Council (NSC) is less interested in judo because it is considered an unpopular sport.  As a result, the national judo team was unable to sign a long -term training contract with MSN.  Without a contract, judo athletes represent Malaysia in international tournaments unlike other athletes, where they do not receive allowances or training abroad.  This situation, said Chong, makes it difficult for these marginalized athletes to give one hundred percent commitment.  For example, the Sea Games silver medalist said he competed in the 66kg category and therefore had to be careful with his diet so as not to be overweight which could cause him to disqualify.  “If I don’t follow a strict diet, it’s hard to lose weight (before the competition). If we are in the MSN training program, nutritionists will take care of our nutrition and we do not have to worry about our food, ”he added.  Furthermore, without a training contract, these athletes do not have access to MSN training venues and gym facilities.   "Sometimes we don't have a place for training, we have to find our own place. A close teammate with a private club coach, so we use this space for training, ”said Chong.  He believes if it manages to win the 2017 Sea Games gold medal, the national judo team may be offered a long -term contract.  He claimed that the government was paying more attention to events that could contribute gold medals.  "No one cares who gets silver or bronze. If there is no gold medal, it will be considered ‘no result’ and therefore there is no need to provide an additional budget.  "But what's the chance of winning a gold medal without a training opportunity?" The question is.

Without government support, judo gold is just a dream


Leo Chong Wei Fu was clearly disappointed when he had to settle for a silver medal in the men's judo competition in the 2017 Sea Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Speaking to Malaysiakini recently, the 28-year-old athlete was still upset for failing to win gold at the Games.

"I blame myself for losing. Even now, when I look back, I feel sad, ”said Chong.

For years, the national judo team did not receive training funds, forcing Chong and his teammates to bear the cost themselves to achieve their ambitions.

When injured during training, Chong treated himself using ice packs as there was no access to a free physiotherapist.

Despite this, Chong is training hard to participate in the 2019 Sea Games in the Philippines. Without any allowance, he had to find a sponsor and use his own savings.

However, Chong failed to advance to the semi -finals.

Not giving up, Chong still hopes to record success and set his target at the 2022 Sea Games in Vietnam. 

So he worked as an insurance agent and part -time judo coach to make a living.

"Athletes need to train for at least five hours a day and we need to rest for the body to recover. Since I started working, I didn’t know how I could manage it.

“I still have a‘ spark ’but it’s not as strong as before because I don’t have the money to‘ light it up, ’” he added.

The government is more focused on gold medals

According to Chong, the National Sports Council (NSC) is less interested in judo because it is considered an unpopular sport.

As a result, the national judo team was unable to sign a long -term training contract with MSN.

Without a contract, judo athletes represent Malaysia in international tournaments unlike other athletes, where they do not receive allowances or training abroad.

This situation, said Chong, makes it difficult for these marginalized athletes to give one hundred percent commitment.

For example, the Sea Games silver medalist said he competed in the 66kg category and therefore had to be careful with his diet so as not to be overweight which could cause him to disqualify.

“If I don’t follow a strict diet, it’s hard to lose weight (before the competition). If we are in the MSN training program, nutritionists will take care of our nutrition and we do not have to worry about our food, ”he added.

Furthermore, without a training contract, these athletes do not have access to MSN training venues and gym facilities.

 "Sometimes we don't have a place for training, we have to find our own place. A close teammate with a private club coach, so we use this space for training, ”said Chong.

He believes if it manages to win the 2017 Sea Games gold medal, the national judo team may be offered a long -term contract.

He claimed that the government was paying more attention to events that could contribute gold medals.

"No one cares who gets silver or bronze. If there is no gold medal, it will be considered ‘no result’ and therefore there is no need to provide an additional budget.

"But what's the chance of winning a gold medal without a training opportunity?" The question is.
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