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Bangalore call up Jordan in IPL

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England and Sussex seamer Chris Jordan will travel to India this week to play in the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

The 27-year-old, who took six wickets at the World Twenty20 as England finished runners-up, will fly out on Saturday after Bangalore called him up as their replacement overseas player because Mitchell Starc has still not recovered from a foot injury.

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Although the last of Jordan's eight Test appearances came in May 2015, he would have moved up the pecking order in the red-ball format after fellow seamer Mark Wood last week underwent an ankle operation for the second time in five months.

However, the IPL will still be ongoing when England's Test summer begins against Sri Lanka at Headingley in three weeks.

"We are happy to support Chris in his decision to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016," said ECB director Andrew Strauss.

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"Participating in the tournament will be a good opportunity for him to further develop his white-ball skills and experience."

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