What on earth is the point of that?
5 Mill for a couple hours work. Not bad.
I think that, in addition, all the cricketers involved will remain the same age for ever more whilst an image of the game (or rather the players depicted within), painted by Jack Russell, will remarkably seem to age instead.
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That all...Personally, i wouldn't leave my room for that sum
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impressive amount of money, hopefully it will be a reasonable game of cricket too.
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Waste of money
Surely the money should go to a charity or something. It's rediculous that the respective cricket boards or players, who are already on a handsome paycheck, should get a massive boost just because of one game. And why those two teams?
Why don't both teams agree to give the money to the Indonisian Earthquake appeal
Firstly, I have nothing against cricketers getting paid for their efforts. This sum is big but there is nothing wrong with that. It is not like they are stealing the money and I see no logical reason why a professional athlete should be forced to give their earnings to a charity. This is what they do to make a living. It is their job.
Also from what I am hearing from the South African side is that if they win the players will take 30% and the UCB will take the rest to cover costs and reinvest.
So rather than a team splitting 5mil it would wokout that if they won each SA player would take home $136 000. Great money for a days work but they are hardly likely to give Bill Gates a run for his money.
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The main problem with sportsmen getting paid huge sums is that quite a few don't know what to do with it turning to gambling and other spending sprees which can adversly affect their cricketing. Like in the NBA. However, I think cricketers are older, smarter and maturer than in other sports that are dominated by youth. Also there are alot of fathers.
In looking out for the players welfare, it would be smarter to put it in a trust fund for them after they retire when I am sure they will need it much more.
Im sure they appreciate the concern.Originally Posted by pasag
The last thing the world needs is more beauracracy and people telling others what they can do and what they should do.
Athletes can do what they want with their cash because of the simple fact that it is theirs. If they act like idiots that is their problem and noone elses.
I know what I would tell you if you started to tell me what to do with my money and began to structure my life without being asked. Why should atheletes be any different.
You guys know, that if we (US) ever get seriously involved in cricket, this is what it will be, right? Likely, the tournaments in the US will be 20/20, and if they offer paychecks of $5-6million/year, who will play test matches?
Though, I dont think it will ever take off here...but I'm just saying.
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