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    Kerry Packer all over again

    Pak cricketers approached to play in Indian league : Geo news
    Pak cricketers approached to play in Indian league
    KARACHI: The superstars of Pakistan team Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Mohammed Asif, Mohammed Yousuf, Abdur Razzaq and Shoaib Malik have been approached to play in the unofficial Indian cricket league to be launched this year.

    According to sources the cricketers would be given Rs20 to Rs80 million to play for three years. It is believed that the offered is being mulled over by Pakistani team.

    Pakistani team is the first one whose first-ranked seven players are being offered contract. Prior to this, Inzamamul Haq has also been given the same offer.

    Indian cricket league nominated a former captain as its agent to conduct on its behalf. Thus, a clash is being feared to rise between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the senior players, as some of the players are unwilling to sign the contract summarily.

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    good

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    Its needed tbh.
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    Don't agree. Packer wasn't "needed" either, and while some good may come of it if the same thing happens all over again the negatives - as last time - will most likely outweigh the positives.

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    i hope they join but i know they probably wont - the government wont allow it

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    The way our boards treat their players, I think it is required. But my fears are that it is not going to work.

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    I am actually going to buy a subscription to this if it comes to pass, even though I don't much care for Limited Overs cricket, and even though I probably won't even watch. Just so I can do my bit to stick it to the BCCI.

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    As I've said countless hundreds of times, though, the BCCI now looks likely to be not the only thing to be potentially jeapardised. And while it might be good to see the BCCI undermined in some way, the other things that may suffer certainly are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    As I've said countless hundreds of times, though, the BCCI now looks likely to be not the only thing to be potentially jeapardised. And while it might be good to see the BCCI undermined in some way, the other things that may suffer certainly are not.
    Other things like what?

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    Umm, Test cricket? Packer ruined that for over 2 years, there now seems substantial evidence that this Indian Cricket Leauge could do the exact same thing.

    If there's not yet a gurantee, of course.

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    If Test players retire early for this, it's an abomination as far as I'm concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    If Test players retire early for this, it's an abomination as far as I'm concerned.
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    Have to disagree. If Test players do in fact retire and go here (I highly doubt this will happen, except those on the verge of retirement), it couldn't be better TBH. BCCI needs a challenge from within, and for the long term future of the game in India, a revolutionary challenge is needed.

    I've heard rumors that guys like Fleming might retire and go, but what I want to see is a regular Test player in his prime, maybe from a country that doesn't pay as well, retire to go here. If I were Zee news, I'd pay him extra just to lure him away.

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