Thursday, May 29, 2008

Indian Premier League (IPL): Will IPL lead to premature retirements among the top players?

The inaugural cash-rich Indian Premier League has become successful in its first season to attract the attention of all ages and classes people from all over the world. The on going IPL is now at the way of end. Star cricketers from all over the world are excited to join this multimillion domestic league. And that is why they are ready to take retirement from national team. However, IPL authorities have decided to arrange the tournament twice a year from 2011. Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag warns it may lead to early retirement among the top players.
Press Trust of India reported:

IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi, in a recent interview, said for the
first three editions, IPL would remain an annual event but after that, he would
like to see the Twenty20 league twice a year, starting in May and
September.Sehwag, however, is apprehensive about the move, which he fears may
not augur well for the game.

Now, may be you can see that foreign players are reluctant to play for country because of big amount of money in a short time. For IPL, ICC member may have to change the international schedule that should not be good for cricket. I hope BCCI will stop IPL forever or change the rules and duration of match schedule as it can not affect the international cricket.

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