Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has requested Australian cricketers, on massive Cricket Australia contracts, to give the profitable Indian Premier League (IPL) a miss if its dates clash with the Australian domestic season. Speaking to the Wide World of Sports, Chappell instructed that these gamers have an obligation in direction of their nation first. “Well that is coming from somebody who’s by no means been a fan of the board, however the prime gamers are taken care of very nicely by Cricket Australia as of late, so I feel there’s an obligation there.
“It’s additionally an opportunity to rise up and say the cricket world isn’t going to be pushed round by India,” the cricketer-turned-commentator mentioned. He additional mentioned that gamers who earn nearly all of their earnings from taking part in in IPL and different leagues shouldn’t be stopped.
“I might mount a case extra for a peripheral participant who doesn’t earn some huge cash in Australia; if the majority of his earnings goes to come from the IPL, nicely that’s one thing I might have some sympathy for if I used to be a CA board member.
“But the highest gamers are nicely paid, and that argument doesn’t maintain any water. Their obligation must be to Australia,” he mentioned.
Chappell’s statements come at heels of Australian paceman Pat Cummins, who was purchased for an enormous quantity by Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that he would really like to play within the IPL.
“Whenever I speak to the owners of the team and the staff there, they’re still really confident that it can be played at some stage this year,” Cummins informed SEN on Thursday. “I was really looking forward to playing it for many obvious reasons, hopefully it goes ahead.” the paceman added.