Allan Border, the Australian commentator believes that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) wants to organize the Indian Premier League (IPL) wishing the mega-event to get canceled in order to save their money and generate revenues.
IPL was all set to be kicked off by 29th March. It moved ahead by the pressure created by the lockdown in India which was later extended as well. The cash-rich league first moved to the latest window of April-May later with an extension in the lockdown by Modi’s government, the league was called off indefinitely till any further notice by the officials. Cancelation is to cost negatively to franchises as well as the Board of Control of Cricket India (BCCI).
Hence, Allan thinks that it is Indian’s trick to save and make cash from the league and shifting it in place of the ICC T20 World Cup.
‘All for money-grabbing’, Allan Border on holding IPL in place of T20 World Cup
“[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 [to replace it] — 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 said while speaking in ABC’s Grandstand Cafe radio program.
“But I think the world game can’t allow that to happen. I don’t think you can have India superseding what the international game has in place. That would be going down the wrong path,” the 64-year-old added.