Reece Topley signs up with MI Emirates for ILT20 league

Reece Topley

After withdrawing from PSL 2024, England cricketer Reece Topley has signed a deal to join MI Emirates for the ILT20 league.

Reece Topley signs up with MI Emirates

Reece Topley was set to play for Multan Sultans in the upcoming PSL 2024 league, which will begin this week. But Reece Topley pulled out of the PSL league a few days before owing to injury.

On this occasion, the 29-year-old has signed up with the ILT20 franchise MI Emirates and will be playing in the knock stages of the tournament.

The player’s involvement in the ILT20 shows that injury did not cause the withdrawal from PSL 2024. It is said that the player did not receive NOC from the England Cricket Board to travel to Pakistan to play in the league.

He was expected to play in the upcoming IPL 2024 where RCB decided to retain him before IPL 2024 auction. RCB decided to retain the player despite his long history of injuries. He is expected to be ready for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, which is set to be hosted by the USA and West Indies.

Topley was part of the Durban Super Giants which played in the SA20 2024 league and played 12 matches for the franchise. The side finished the tournament as runners after losing to Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the finals of the SA20 2024 schedule.

This act of not receiving NOC for PSL 2024 has raised questions and concerns within Pakistan cricket. Topley’s withdrawal has cast doubts on the safety of hosting cricket events in Pakistan.

The MI Emirates has been the toppers in the league stage of the ILT20 2024 league. They will be playing in the finals of the ILT20 2024 schedule and will be playing against Dubai Capitals on February 17 at Dubai International Stadium.

MI Emirates Squad

Akeal Hosein, Ambati Rayudu, Andre Fletcher, Monank Patel, Daniel Mousley, Dwayne Bravo, Reece Topley, Jordan Thompson, Kieron Pollard, Kusal Perera, McKenny Clarke, Muhammad Waseem, Nicholas Pooran (c), Nosthush Kenjige, Odean Smith, Trent Boult, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Waqar Salamkheil, Will Smeed, Zahoor Khan, Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Bhanuka Rajapaksa