By being a competitive sporting event in the market of more than a hundred million people, the Indian Premier League sprinted to become the most financially benign domestic league that captivates performing cricketers from every corner of the earth leaving other traditional leagues under the gun point.
Thus is the concern that has been revealed from English county team authorities. 17 out of 18 English county directors’ called a meeting at Edgbaston and ended delivering urgency for actions to be taken for being preconscious against IPL aggression.
Yorkshire is the latest county team who had been thrown into chaotic situation after David Willey withdrew himself from the team on Monday to join with Chennai Super Kings.
More than any previous years, this season of IPL grabbed most number of English cricketers, twelve of them so far been taken either in auction or as replacements.
“Everyone spoke with a view to it being about the game as a whole and not self-interest,” said Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire’s director of cricket, who chaired the meeting.
“Decisions are going to have to be made over the next 12 months or so. There is an urgency that we get on with it. We want to try [to] have a voice in what the future looks like, that’s all.”
“We’re keen to help in any way we can to make sure the decisions that have to be made over the next year or so are the best for the game as a whole,” he said.