News International – LONDON: Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional programme of matches between countries “will disappear”.

Summary

  • LONDON: Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional programme of matches between countries “will disappear”.
  • At present there is a team salary cap, with the likes of England all-rounder Ben Stokes earning $1.
  • That would have a huge impact on international cricket, with players torn between making an IPL fortune and representing their countries.
  • Meanwhile, in a chilling argument for cricket traditionalists, London-based Modi forecast the end of country versus country contests, which effectively finance professional cricket structures all round the world and the demise of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the sport’s global governing body.
  • They can scream and shout now and in the future they will threaten to throw India out if they try to expand the IPL but India has the power to stand on its own feet.


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