Middlesex Crusaders hoping Shah, Strauss will be made available

Codrington, who has spoken out strongly against the fact that Middlesex are allowed only one overseas signing while IPL teams are allowed to field four, also said on Friday he was “optimistic” differences with the England and Wales Cricket Board would be worked out regarding the availability of Owais Shah and Andrew Strauss.

Both are with the England squad currently in India. Tournament rules state only those players who helped a team qualify for the CL can be picked, ruling out the likes of Neil Dexter, Neil Carter and also Dirk Nannes, who will represent Victoria.

“We are handicapped by the rules but I’m in constant touch with the ECB and the Professional Cricketers Association and quietly optimistic they’ll make Shah and Strauss available,” Codrington said.

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