Broad wants to play IPL in future

Updated: 11 February 2009 17:54 IST

Stuart Board, who decided to skip this year's IPL owing to fitness issues and the team's busy schedule, said he wants to be part of it some time later.

Broad wants to play IPL in future

London:

England seamer Stuart Board, who decided to skip this year's Indian Premier League owing to fitness issues and the team's busy schedule, said he wants to be part of the Twenty20 extravaganza at some point in his career.

"I just feel that at this stage of my career as a 22-year-old, having quite a busy winter with four Tests and five ODIs in the West Indies, I was just going to use that three-week window as a break leading up to what is going to be a massive summer," said Broad.

"There's no doubt that I would like to be involved in the IPL at some stage in my career but at this moment in time I want those three weeks to rest my body and mind before the summer that includes the World Twenty20 and the Ashes series," he was quoted as saying by an ICC newsletter.

The young pacer is eagerly waiting for the Twenty20 World Cup to be held in England in June and felt the hosts have plenty to play for.

"I think hosting the event is a massive plus for us. Twenty20 is really big in England on the domestic side so to be having the World Twenty20 is going to make the crowds even more excitable.

"The crowds in England love it when players hit fours and sixes and I imagine with a tournament like this they're going to love it even more, I think it's going to be a really exciting event," said Broad.

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