Adam Gilchrist loathes on IPL franchises’ supremacy

According to Adam Gilchrist, monopolisation by IPL has become dangerous for Global T20 cricket.

Adam Gilchrist loathes on IPL franchises' supremacy

After the Australian cricketer David Warner decided to skip the Big Bash League (BBL) to appear in United Arab Emirates’ new T20 league, Adam Gilchrist warned the Australian cricket saying it would turn into a “commercial suicide” for them if any of their players participated in UAE’s T20 League and thus they must consider this matter.

Former Australian cricketer Adam has a lot of concerns regarding the Indian Premier League (IPL) monopolisation in the Global T20 cricket. He told on SEN’s Whateley Radio show that:

“They can’t force David Warner to play in the BBL, I understand that, but to let him then go off — or another player, let’s not single out Warner because there will be other players on the radar — it’s all part of this global dominance that these IPL franchises are starting to create given they own a number of teams in the Caribbean Premier League.”

“It’s getting a little bit dangerous the grip that it’s having to monopolise that ownership and the ownership of the players and their talents and where they can and can’t play.”

In the bidding held on the 13th of July 2022 for the CSA T20 League, Cricket South Africa announced that 6 Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners have succeeded in their bids to own the teams. Gilchrist, thus worrying about the rest of the Australian players, warned them as they might also follow the steps of David Warner.

“David Warner, again, using him as an example, we can’t question his commitment to Australian cricket over the years, he’s carved out one of the great careers. If he rides off into the sunset and says, ‘Sorry Australian cricket, I’m going to become a gun for hire for my Indian franchise team in various tournaments’ you can’t question him on that, that’s his prerogative and he’s done everything he needs to get the profile and get that market value.”

“It’s the new younger player coming in that starts to make those noises where it’ll be really challenging. Perhaps it’s the first example where David Warner doesn’t sign a contract with Cricket Australia at all, he just plays for a match fee”

Warner’s skipping BBL might be because of Cricket Australia, which has not yet lifted the ban on him since the ‘sandpaper-gate scandal’ which appeared during the 2018 Test series in South Africa.

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