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A survey predicts a massive threat to International Cricket in the upcoming years

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According to a survey conducted recently,49 percent of International Players are ready to reject the national contract for the T20 Leagues.

The cricketing environment is seeing a massive change in recent days. West Indies already have favored franchise cricket and it would not be too long before other nations follow their path. The players are ready to become freelance agents for the T20 Leagues all over the world. 

Report

  As per the latest report,

“49 percent would consider rejecting a central contract if they were paid more to play in domestic leagues”.

“54 percent still consider the 50 over World Cup as the pinnacle ICC event, although this has reduced significantly from 86 percent in the 2018/19 FICA survey,”

the report stated.

“The growing trend is for players to move towards hybrid or free agent status, with 82% of the top 100 players from the T20 Player Index now in this category. 40 percent of the top T20 players in the world now do not have a central contract with a top nine cricket country,”

the report said.

“Most of the best players in the world are now in the hybrid / free agency markets. The percentages plotted above only reflect central/nationally contracted players featuring within the top 100 of the T20 Player Index. Almost all of the 18 percent’ traditional market’ players are from India, highlighting the restraints placed on these players preventing participation in overseas domestic leagues,”

it further stated.

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