JP Duminy skips IPL due to private reasons

We respect JP’s decision. We are naturally very disappointed to not have JP in our midst this year

Delhi Daredevils allrounder JP Duminy has withdrawn in the approaching Indian Premier League (IPL), citing personal reasons. The franchise was captained by the South African in the 2015 season for two games.

We respect JP’s decision. We are naturally very disappointed to not have JP in our midst this yearWe respect JP’s decision. We are naturally very disappointed to not have JP in our midst this year, but as a franchise we clearly understand his position,” Delhi Daredevils chief executive Hemant Dua was quoted as saying in a media release. “At this stage, we can only confirm that we will look for a replacement at an appropriate time.”

It is a very difficult choice for me to make, but it was for purely private motives. I am grateful for the support and understanding from the franchise. It's been an absolute privilege to have played for and directed a talented combination of players. I surely expect to play with a part of the franchise in the long run,” he was quoted as saying in a media release.

Duminy is now the franchise’s fifth highest scorer, and is fecund for the Daredevils, with 1015 runs in 38 games with six fifties. South Africa begin their tour of England using a three-match series beginning May 24, before the Champions Trophy begins in the same country. The IPL ends on May 21. It’s possible that Duminy would need to stay fresh for South Africa’s international obligations.

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