Updated: Jun 9, 2022, 12:20 IST

3 popular players who turned down IPL contracts


IPL is not only the most competitive league on the planet but also the highest rewarding cricket league in terms of money for cricketers.


Despite the above fact, there have also been instances when some well-known players turned down offers from the Indian Premier League franchises. Here’s a list of five such players.

1. James Anderson

Veteran England fast bowler skipped the tournament because he wanted to be fit for the subsequent international assignments.

2. Stuart Broad

Just like James Anderson, Stuart Broad also showed no interest in signing an IPL deal in 2010. In 2009, he did not accept offers from the franchises to focus on the Ashes.

3. Ravi Bopara rejected an IPL offer from Mumbai Indians

England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has been a part of Punjab Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad. But in 2011, he rejected an offer from Mumbai Indians to replace Davy Jacobs in their squad.