Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 30 September 2020

From Ahmed Raza to Zahoor Khan - 13 UAE players who would be great cover options during IPL 2020

If the coronavirus pandemic means travel restrictions persist, and overseas players are unable to make it to the UAE in good time, then why not look to the UAE for some new options?

Only one UAE cricketer is eligible for selection as a replacement player if the IPL franchises need to bolster their squads once the competition starts.

That is going by the existing competition rules, which state new players can only be brought in from the list of those who went unsold at auction. As such, only fast bowler Zahoor Khan can be recruited.

Given the extraordinary conditions in which the 2020 IPL will be played, though, it is possible the IPL governing council will relax that rule for this season only.

If the coronavirus pandemic means travel restrictions persist, and overseas players are unable to make it to the UAE in good time, then why not look to the UAE for some new options?

If that were to happen, there are a number of worthy candidates that the franchises might want to consider.

The photo gallery above takes a look at those UAE players. To move on to the next slide, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: August 4, 2020 11:06 AM

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