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Moeen withdraws from IPL auctions after talking to Strauss


England all-rounder Moeen Ali has withdrawn his name from next month’s Indian Premier League auction after discussions with former captain and ECB’s Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss.

According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, Strauss got in touch with Moeen and his representatives yesterday to discuss his involvement in the tournament as January 21 is the last date for entry into the auctions.

Strauss reportedly told Moeen that while the final decision was his, he should also be aware of hectic schedule of the tournament for more than month and half.

It was learnt that after speaking to Strauss, Moeen decided to withdraw his name from the auctions of the cash-rich league as he is seen to play a big part in 17 Tests that England play this year apart from ICC World T20 in India.

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