Kevin Pietersen has blamed England's lack of enthusiasm for the IPL on "jealousy," fuelling the debate over attitudes towards India's all-consuming Twenty20 tournament.
Interest in the IPL remains limited in the UK, with media coverage virtually non-existent and more attention given to the start of the County Championship season.
Pietersen, who along with Eoin Morgan is the only current England international in this year's IPL, believes he knows why.
Pietersen, like many England players, is unable to take part in England's own Twenty20 tournament because it clashes with the international schedule but the BCCI have been careful to ensure their top players are available for the IPL.
While other England players have been released for early season four-day Championship matches, Pietersen's emphasis is on the Twenty20 game.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad pulled out of IPL this week because of injury, while two more members of England's attack, James Anderson and Graeme Swann, were unsold.