Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pakistani Players Looking for More Money from IPL

Just last week, Pakistan became the champion of Twenty20 World Cup 2009. Now, the fans in the country are celebrating and the players are a lot of respect from the fans. Well, they feel that it is time that they get some respect from Indian Premier League in 2010. Because of bad relationship between India and Pakistan, the Pakistani players could not take part in IPL 2009. After becoming world champion, some Pakistani players feel that their salary should be increased significantly and they should get more money.

Times of India wrote:

He pointed out that top players like Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul and Misbah-ul Haq had signed contracts for $100,000 or less with the IPL when it was launched in 2008.

"But now the scenario is different. These players should talk to their agents in India and ask them to go for a hike in price from the IPL franchises," he said.

Pakistani players could not take part in the IPL second season which was shifted to South Africa from India due to security reasons.

It should happen because Pakistan has got quality players who are ideal for T20 format. However, I don’t think that the owners of the clubs and BCCI officials would be happy with this. They do not want to increase the expense as some of the clubs are yet to make any significant profit.

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