The Tribune – India – SportPosted at: Feb 1, 2018, 1:33 AM; last updated: Feb 1, 2018, 1:33 AM (IST)‘Players paraded like cattle in IPL auction’The New Zealand Cricket Players Association CEO Heath Mills feels the auction is conducted in a crass manner and the players associations around the world would like to see it changed.

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  • SportPosted at: Feb 1, 2018, 1:33 AM; last updated: Feb 1, 2018, 1:33 AM (IST)‘Players paraded like cattle in IPL auction’The New Zealand Cricket Players Association CEO Heath Mills feels the auction is conducted in a crass manner and the players associations around the world would like to see it changed.
  • “I think the whole system is archaic and deeply humiliating for the players, who are paraded like cattle for all the world to see,” NZCPA chief executive Heath Mills was quoted by New Zealand Herald.
  • Earlier, Peter Clinton, former Wellington Cricket chief executive, had expressed displeasure about the auction, calling it “undignified, cruel and unnecessary employment practice” in a Twitter post.
  • Mills said, “The players enter the auction not knowing where they are going, who their teammates are going be, who’s managing them, who the owners are — no other sports league in the world engages players on that basis.”
  • The whole thing is very poor and players associations around the world would like to see it change,” he added.


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