Indian Premier League 2009 April 22, 2009

We've been told not to reveal secrets - Morkel

Cricinfo staff

South African allrounder Albie Morkel will be pushing hard to take Chennai Super Kings to victory in the second season of the IPL but he isn't about to reveal secrets with the World Twenty20 around the corner.

Graeme Smith, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Herschelle Gibbs, Dale Steyn and Roelof van der Merwe are some of the South Africans who play for other teams in the IPL and Morkel said they had been given instructions not to reveal secrets with the World Twenty20 coming up in June.

"We've been given specific instructions by our boards not to reveal all our secrets, especially with the World Twenty20 coming up in a couple of months' time," Albie told Times of India. "It's not that we don't talk, but we don't reveal all our strategies. That is as per instructions from our boards. We cannot show off all our secret weapons and there's not much we can do about it. It's true not just for me, but for the others as well."

However, Morkel did not feel that it affected the competitiveness of the game. "Not quite. We try and innovate and find new facets to our game. That only helps us develop as cricketers," he said. "For me, the last IPL was such a big help in my growth as a cricketer. I learnt a lot about playing in India, which in turn added something more to my game, especially the bowling."