Flintoff eager to play in IPL

April 12th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 12 (IANS) After having missed a good amount of cricket last year due to injuries, England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff said that he doesn’t want to miss the game any more and is eager to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Flintoff, who was bought by Chennai Super Kings for a record $1.55 million, has had several niggling injuries, the latest of which was a hip problem that ruled him out of the final Test and first two One-day Internationals in the West Indies.

“I have missed so much cricket through injury that I don’t want to miss any more,” Flintoff was quoted as saying in the Guardian.

“I’ve not played a lot of Twenty20 cricket and I’d like to play more. I’m not saying the money is not very appealing, but there’s a lot more to it. I spent several weeks working very hard at my fitness when I came back from the West Indies and, hopefully, that will stand me in good stead come the summer,” he said.

England will host West India May 6 and then will have Australia for the Ashes series in June.

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