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Stuart Broad and James Anderson say no to IPL


England fasters Stuart Broad and James Anderson will not play Indian Premier League in 2010.

The fasters were in line for exciting opportunities in the cash-laden climes of the IPL but will instead turn their full attention to their International careers.

All-rounder Andrew Flintoff injured his knee while playing in the IPL last year while Kevin Pietersen had to refute claims he aggravated an Achilles injury while training with Bangalore Royal Challengers.

BBC radio quoted Stuart Broad, who also turned down an India term last year, as saying that his "First priority" was to represent his country.

As per the announcement released by a management agency representing Broad, the faster was quoted as saying that remaining fit for the Ashes was his main priority.

"Whilst the chance to play in the IPL is potentially a great opportunity, my first priority is, and always will be, to represent my country,'' Broad said.

"The IPL is a tournament I would like to play in at some stage in the future but my International career is my sole focus at this stage in my career," he added

James Anderson too had the same reasons to give and said, "I am proud to be playing cricket for England and my International career is more important than anything which is why I have decided not to compete in the IPL in 2010."

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