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Big blow for Delhi Daredevils as JP Duminy pulls out of IPL 10

ANI
Published : Mar 20, 2017, 8:46 pm IST
Updated : Mar 20, 2017, 9:02 pm IST

The South African star decided to skip IPL 2017 due to personal reasons.

 "It has been a very difficult decision for me to make, but it was for purely personal reasons. I'm grateful for the support and understanding from the franchise," said Delhi Daredevils' JP Duminy after he decided to skip IPL 10. (Photo: BCCI)

New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils on Monday revealed that all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy has withdrawn from the upcoming tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Confirming the news, Delhi Daredevils Chief Executive Hemant Dua said that the South African star will be unavailable for the tournament owing to personal reasons.

"We 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. At this stage we can only confirm that we will look for a replacement at an appropriate time," said Dua.

On his part, Duminy was disappointed to miss out on the forthcoming edition.

"It has been a very difficult decision for me to make, but it was for purely personal reasons. I'm grateful for the support and understanding from the franchise. It has been an absolute privilege to have played for and led a talented mix of players. I certainly hope to play a part for the franchise in the near future," the Proteas star said.

Duminy led Delhi Daredevils in the 2015 edition. He had been a regular with the Delhi Daredevils squad since 2014.

The season 10 of the IPL begins on April 5 and runs until May 21.

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