Former South Africa coach blames IPL for England’s poor performance

The former coach believes England players need to be stopped from participating in IPL if they want to improve their test performance. England is overseeing some of the harshest decisions taken after a humiliating series loss against the Australians. The sword has already swung on coach Silverwood, assistant coach Graham Thorpe and managing director Ashley Giles and Andrew Strauss admitted that he had some ‘hard conversation’ with the veteran duo Anderson-Broad before dropping them from the West Indies tour.

Arthur who has spent nearly 12 years coaching international sides, defended the county system which became the center of a scapegoat after England failed to deliver spirited performance in the recent Ashes.

“I don’t think there’s a problem with the system. If you want the strength early season, unfortunately, you are going to have to stop the players going to the IPL.” said Arthur

England’s summer usually starts after the IPL and Arthur wants the players to be available for the county rather than be at the IPL.

Arthur will now be seen in his new coaching role with Derbyshire county after stepping down from the head coaching of Sri Lankan cricket last year. Arthur has previously coached South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan.

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