Former skipper Ian Chappell feels the highest Australian cricketers are obliged to present precedence to the nation’s home competitions over the cash-rich IPL as their monetary wants are nicely taken care of by Cricket Australia. As many as 13 Australian cricketers presently have profitable offers with IPL franchises with premier quick bowler Pat Cummins fetching a whopping 15.5 crores contract from Kolkata Knight Riders, making him the costliest international participant within the league.
There may be hypothesis that the 13th IPL, which was suspended indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, may be carried out in October-November if the T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.
If that occurs, it’ll additionally put the IPL in collision with Australia’s home season, together with the Sheffield Protect and One-Day Cup. “The highest gamers are sorted very nicely by Cricket Australia today, so I believe there’s an obligation there,” Chappell advised Huge World of Sports activities.
“I might mount a case extra for a peripheral participant who does not earn some huge cash in Australia; if the majority of his revenue goes to come back from the IPL, nicely that is one thing I might have some sympathy for if I used to be a CA board member.
“However the high gamers are nicely paid, and that argument does not maintain any water. Their obligation ought to be to Australia,” he added. A number of Australian cricketers, together with Cummins and David Warner, have expressed their keenness to play within the IPL whether it is held this yr.