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IPL on horizon for Salt after explosive T20 form fails to secure ECB Central Contract

IPL on horizon for Salt after explosive T20 form fails to secure ECB Central Contract

The ECB currently faces budget constraints, having utilized their entire wages budget with the allocation of 29 contracts in October.

Despite Phil Salt dazzling performance for England in the recent Twenty20 series in the West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided against adding him to the central contract list. However, Salt might be in for a lucrative deal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after being placed on standby.

Phil Salt remarkable display saw him amass 331 runs in the T20 series, a feat that included an extraordinary record-breaking inning of 119 runs. Despite his outstanding contribution, the ECB faces budget constraints, having utilized their entire wages budget with the allocation of 29 contracts in October.

The lower end of the ECB’s central contract pay scale stands at £125,000, and with no available funds, Phil Salt misses out on a back-dated central contract. Consequently, he will receive tour and match fees along with win bonuses, totaling £80,000 for his commendable efforts in the Caribbean.

IPL 2024 calling for Phil Salt?

However, there might be a silver lining for Phil Salt as he finds himself on standby for potential IPL opportunities. His explosive batting and ability to make a significant impact have captured the attention of multiple IPL franchises. In the event of injuries affecting their overseas recruits, Salt is earmarked as the first-choice batting reserve as per Daily Mail.

While the ECB’s budget constraints limit Phil Salt immediate prospects on the home front, the IPL’s interest positions him for a potential stint in one of the most lucrative T20 leagues globally.

Salt’s scintillating T20 form has not only solidified his reputation but also opened doors to new opportunities, and the IPL awaits as the next potential chapter in his cricketing journey.

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