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‘Look after your cricket interest, don’t interfere in ours’: Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar, Six Sports

Recently, Indian franchisees have invested in the newly formed T-20 Leagues based in UAE and South Africa. This initiative has arose many questions in the World, on IPL gulping other Country Leagues, especially Australia. Sunil Gavaskar, the Indian cricketing Legend took a hand to reply to them.

Many criticized IPL for disrupting the cricketing calendar. Sunil Suggested the cricketing powerhouse look after their own business despite of interfering in international cricket.

Very recently Australian former wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist blamed IPL’s Influence in the global arena as a little bit dangerous. He expressed his concern about the increased monopoly of the Indian Premier League.

In a column for Sportstar, Gavaskar wrote,

“It’s been amusing to read that the Indian Premier League is once again seen as a disruptor of the cricketing calendar of other international teams. The moment the news about South African T20 league and the UAE T20 league came out, the old power started squirming and got their apologists to have a go at the IPL. By all means, look after your cricket interest but hey, people don’t interfere in ours and tell us what to do.”

‘Australians, too, have scheduled their big bash when they contracted players will be available to play’: Gavaskar

According to the Indian former captain, the big bash league has its own window free from international cricket. Despite the Australian and the English cricket boards are afraid of losing their main players. The boards pointed out that, the commencement of UAE I Lt 20 and the South African league, as the reason behind it. Fortunately or unfortunately all these leagues will be starting around the same time of the year. Regarding that, Gavaskar wrote,

“The Australians, too, have scheduled their big bash when they contracted players will be available to play. But it’s worrying them that the UAE and the South African T20 leagues are scheduled around the same time and there’s a danger of some of their players opting to play there instead of the big bash.”

Unlike the other T20 leagues, Cricket Australia solely owns The Big Bash League. Hence, the authority apparently is unable to play that huge amount a player may receive playing in other leagues.

It’s not just Adam Gilchrist but many playing cricketers who expressed their concern in this matter. However, Usman Khawaja proposed CA to privatize BBL to make look more lucrative.

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