IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils’ JP Duminy withdraws from the upcoming season

Delhi Daredevils’ star player Jean-Paul Duminy has withdrawn from the upcoming 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The South African all-rounder has cited personal reasons for his decision.


Duminy expressed his disappointment following his decision but hoped to play for the franchise again in the future. “It has been a very difficult decision for me to make, but it was for purely personal reasons,” Duminy said on Monday.

“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.”


Meanwhile, Daredevils chief executive Hemant Dua confirmed that Duminy 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,” Dua was quoted as saying in a media release. 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 am 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.”


Jean Paul Duminy

Duminy led the Daredevils in IPL 2015 and had been a regular member of the squad since the seventh edition (IPL 2014) of the tournament.


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