Root puts family before IPL riches
LONDON: England batsman Joe Root will not be available to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League this year as he is eager to spend time at home with his newborn son, the 26-year-old has said. One of the most sought-after batsmen of his era, Root has been reportedly been contacted by several franchises of the T20 league beginning on April 5. “It is a shame because there is a really good window in the international calendar to play. But looking at the schedule, especially next winter, I am going to be away for long periods. This will be a great opportunity to watch (son) Alfred grow up a little bit.