The huge financial windfall that comes with an Indian Premier League contract can’t be ignored, admitted Jos Buttler as the England cricketer on Tuesday asserted that the ECB never gave him the option of skipping the popular T20 League to be available for the Test series against New Zealand.

Buttler has been in the eye of storm for going home after the first Test against India. He is now back in the country for three months to compete in the white-ball series and will stay till the end of Rajasthan Royals’ IPL campaign.

The British media grilled Buttler on players in all likelihood skipping the Test series against New Zealand starting June 2 if their franchises get to the play-offs starting in last week of May.

“No nothing of that sort (was discussed with me) and I don’t know about other players. I think an agreement about participation in IPL was in place well before the New Zealand…

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