Former skipper Ian Chappell feels the highest Australian cricketers are obliged to provide precedence to the nation’s home competitions over the cash-rich IPL as their monetary wants are properly taken care of by Cricket Australia. As many as 13 Australian cricketers at present 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 overseas participant within the league.
There’s hypothesis that the 13th IPL, which was suspended indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is perhaps performed in October-November if the T20 World Cup in Australia is postponed.
If that occurs, it’s going to additionally put the IPL in collision with Australia’s home season, together with the Sheffield Protect and One-Day Cup. “The top players are looked after very well by Cricket Australia these days, so I think there’s an obligation there,” Chappell instructed Extensive World of Sports activities.
“I may mount a case extra for a peripheral participant who would not earn some huge cash in Australia; if the majority of his earnings goes to come back from the IPL, properly that is one thing I’d have some sympathy for if I used to be a CA board member.
“However the prime gamers are properly paid, and that argument would not maintain any water. Their obligation needs 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.