Eoin Morgan played for the Kolkata Knight Riders during IPL 2013 © IANS
Eoin Morgan played for the Kolkata Knight Riders during IPL 2013 © IANS

 

Feb 10, 2014

 

Eoin Morgan has withdrawn his name from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 auctions. He tweeted saying that he thanks the IPL for accepting his request to withdraw from the event.

 

Morgan played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in last year’s tournament. He was not retained by the franchise for the seventh edition of the IPL.

 

 

 

Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine were the only two players retained by Kolkata. That made Morgan available during the auctions. The auctions are slated to happen on February 11, 2014.

 

This also adds speculation that he may be eyeing a call-back into the England Test side. With the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ending Kevin Pietersen’s international career last week, there might be a spot available in the England middle-order.