LONDON, England, CMC- Barbados-born English pacer Chris Jordan has signed a deal to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Jordan, who was not picked up by a franchise during the auction in February, is expected to leave his club Sussex immediately to replace the injured Australian pacer Mitchell Starc.
The right arm fast bowler will fly out on Saturday after Bangalore called him up when Starc did not recover from a foot injury.
“We are happy to support Chris in his decision to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016,” said Andrew Strauss, England’s director of cricket.
“Participating in the tournament will be a good opportunity for him to further develop his white-ball skills and experience.”
Jordan,27, who emerged as a key death bowler taking six wickets at the World T20, was a member of the England side which lost to West Indies in the finals.
He is also highly favoured to be selected on England’s Test side for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the absence of the injured Mark Wood.
Wood, a seamer, last week underwent an ankle operation, his second in five months.
However Jordan is yet to make an appearance for Sussex this season, having missed the opening rounds of the Championship to rest an elbow problem.