Sunday, March 16, 2008
IPL & ICL Provoking Retirement Of International Cricketers?
Hmm..it is exciting to see hot bucks being involved in the recently launched-The Rebel Indian Cricket League & the Multi Million Dollar Indian Premier League.These leagues provide the fans to watch out for their cricketing heros viz Brian Lara,Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne,Sanath Jayasuriya,Inzy and much more who have retired from their respective nations after serving them for a long period.At the same time,these leagues attract players from their cricketing nations to play for these leagues rather than play for their motherland.Such players include Shane Bond,Adam Gilchrist,Brad Hogg,Scott Styris etc naming a few.
The players listed under the second category have all retired from international cricket,with a lot of fuel still left in their tank.I wonder as to what they are going to achieve by joining these leagues other than money.Will the crowd cheering their heroes be the same when they play for these leagues compared to that when they play for their country?And will the players show the same enthusiasm that they show when playing for their respective nations?
I think that the players representing their respective League teams will play only for money rather than to see their team through.A win or a loss to a particular team in these leagues would hardly make a difference to the players unlike when the same players play for their nations.And anyway,let we fans enjoy the turn that Shane Warne gets on the ball,the accuracy of Glenn McGrath,the pace of Shane Bond, Blistering of Brian Lara and Inzy and much more...