Allan Border has backed World Games over local tournaments like Indian Premier League. Border, further feels T20 World Cup, should be prioritised over ‘money grab’ leagues like IPL.
The former Australian cricketer has always criticised franchise cricket. Border feels that tournaments like IPL are nothing but a way to earn more money for the cricketers.
The Australian while speaking to ABC said:
“I’m not happy with that. The world game should take precedence over local competition. So, the World T20, if that can’t go ahead, I don’t think the IPL can go ahead. I would question that decision it’s just a money grab, isn’t it, that one?”
“The World T20 should take precedence, for sure. The home boards should stop their players going to the IPL if that’s the case,” he added.
Franchise cricket is growing like never before. Apart from IPL, there are other cricketing leagues such as PSL in Pakistan, CPL in West Indies and LPL being the latest in Sri-Lanka .certain cricketers feels that franchise cricket has been a great platform for the upcoming talent.