The beginning of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is now less than two weeks away and the excitement is increasing among cricket fans all over the world to witness high-class action.
This year's IPL is set to be a different one compared to the previous editions, largely because of the circumstances in which the tournament will be played.
The competition will be organised in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) instead of India due to worsening coronavirus pandemic condition in the subcontinent.
The IPL will be held under strict protocols where all the teams will remain inside a biosecure bubble in order to ensure the safety of athletes and officials involved in the competition.
Like every year, this year's IPL will also feature some of the best players on the planet whereas a few big names will not be able to participate due to various reasons.
We have identified five big names who will not be able to take part in the IPL 2020.
Jason Roy (Delhi Capitals)
First in the list features Delhi Capitals star opening batsman Jason Roy who will miss this year's competition due to a side strain injury. The 2019 World Cup-winning opener was signed by the Delhi franchise for more than $210,000 and will be replaced by young all-rounder from Australia Daniel Sams. Roy's absence will have a serious impact on the prospect of Capitals in the upcoming campaign where the batting lineup is relatively young.
Harbhajan Singh (Chennai Super