Cricketers are giving more prominence to franchise cricket than the national team these days. If there is an IPL, the tendency to avoid the national team game by showing various excuses is quite strong. Almost every board is struggling with their best cricketers in the two months of IPL. There is a storm of criticism and debate about this.
Australia has visited Pakistan after 24 long years. The two teams will play two Tests, three ODIs and a T20 in this tour. But Pat Cummins, David Warner and Josh Hazlewood have been rested for the limited overs series. All three are in the IPL team. However, Cricket Australia has made it clear that none of them will be able to join the IPL until the series against Pakistan is over. Even then, the reason behind taking this rest is that the IPL is going on, even if it is not said.
The three Australian cricketers who played in the IPL will not have time for a limited overs series in Pakistan
The three Australian cricketers who played in the IPL will not have time for a limited overs series in PakistanPhoto: Twitter.
IPL is starting from March 26. It will end in May. During this period, a number of Test playing nations will be engaged in bilateral series. Many cricketers who get a chance in IPL will want to take a leave of absence from their responsibilities and run after raw money in IPL. They will apply for leave, maybe even get it. But are the world’s cricket boards now completely under the control of cricketers?
Former Australian star Matthew Hayden has targeted cricketers who have rested for a limited-overs series against Pakistan. According to him, in no way can a decision be made about playing for the country. Hayden also raises the question of whether Cricket Australia is run by cricketers.
Hayden thinks money should be cut if you don’t play for Australia. Money should be deducted if you do not play for Australia. It should not be allowed to take salary without working.
In Hayden’s eyes, playing for the country should be a priority
In Hayden’s eyes, playing for the country should be a priorityPhoto: Reuters
“I think Cricket Australia is being run by cricketers at the moment,” said one of Australia’s best openers. Under no circumstances can you decide to play for the country of your choice. It’s completely irrational. ‘
“I understand the importance of the IPL,” said Hayden. There is also a separate window for this. I also realize that it is difficult to handle players and officials in a busy schedule. I think Cricket Australia is being run by cricketers at the moment and there are problems. Under no circumstances can you decide to play for Australia as you wish. It is absolutely irrational. We all know the importance of IPL and there is a separate window for it. It is very difficult to handle all the players and coaches in the busy schedule at present, but I have played in IPL. I always wanted to play for the country.