IPL appeals to Shah

Middlesex man eyes opportunity to play in India

Last Updated: 02/04/08 3:49pm

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Shah: Keen on IPL

Shah: Keen on IPL

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England batsman Owais Shah admits the prospect of playing in the Indian Premier League is attractive.

However Shah, who lost his place in the England for the Test series in New Zealand to county colleague Andrew Strauss, says he would only sign up if taking part does not affect his international career.

"Of course I've heard of it just as everyone else has - there's a lot of stuff about how the IPL are interested in getting England players," Shah told Sky Sports News.

"So that's something that might fall into place in the next six, 10, 12 months and if I do get an opportunity then yes, why not?

"Obviously if it doesn't hamper my England career."

The lure of the IPL has already proved too strong for Hampshire's Dimitri Mascarenhas and Shane Warne.

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Their participation in the competition means there could have been an opportunity for new Middlesex captain Shaun Udal to become captain at The Rose Bowl.

However, the spinner insists he does not regret his decision to move to Lord's.

"It would have been nice but that's not to be, it was six months ago," Udal said.

"If those decisions were in place six months ago then maybe things would have been different, but they're not.

"I'm more than happy here at Lord's and there are not many better places to play than here at Lord's."

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