Shane Warne ask BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly to try 5 over in IPL (pic source: Sourav Ganguly instagram)

Australia and England’s cricketers participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) have requested the BCCI to reduce the six-day separation period to three days after arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) so that they can take part in the tournament and be available for selection from the beginning.

In the current series of limited-overs between Australia and England, there are 21 players from both countries who will reach UAE from Manchester on 17 September in a chartered plane. Under the current rules, they will be available for selection from 23 September while the tournament will start from 19 September.

One of the players has requested BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on behalf of these players that the separation period should be reduced to three days. Ganguly is in the UAE along with other board officials to oversee the preparations for the tournament. The player might not get a response in this matter, but a board source said that such a demand has been made while keeping their details confidential.