As per a communication (TOI has a copy) sent by the BCCI to the 10 franchises on Thursday, just a day ahead of the IPL mini-auction on Friday in Kochi, the English and Australian cricket boards have confirmed that their players are available for the entire duration of the IPL.
“Full availability. Players selected for ODI series against Afghanistan will be available from March 30. Players playing final of the Sheffield Shield to be available from March 28,” reads the communication regarding Cricket Australia. “Full availability,” reads the communication regarding England players’ participation in IPL.
Cricket South Africa and Cricket West Indies have confirmed the “full availability” of their players, with their players set to report to IPL franchises on March 29. Sri Lanka Cricket has informed that its players will be available for the IPL after April 8.
New Zealand Cricket too has confirmed that its players will be fully available for the IPL, while Afghanistan has said that its players who will be selected for the ODI series against Australia, will be available from March 30.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has informed that its players who will be selected for the series against Ireland will be available for the IPL only from April 8 to May 1.
Likewise, the players from Ireland will not be available for the IPL from May 5-15. Cricket Zimbabwe has informed that its players are “fully available” for IPL 2023.
The IPL is likely to start on March 31/April 1.