In recent times, the Indian T20 League’s dominance has increased globally. The franchise of this rich-vein league is looking to help new leagues in UAE and South Africa financially. Hence, global cricketers are looking to play in these leagues. But, former cricketers like Adam Gilchrist showed concerns regarding this growing dominance of the Indian T20 League globally.
As per reports, players like David Warner are looking to choose these leagues over playing the Big Bash. Regarding that, former India great, Sunil Gavaskar came up with a mouth-shutting reply to the critics, mainly from England and Australia. He also looked surprised by their comments regarding the Indian T20 League.
“It’s been amusing to read that the Indian T20 League is once again seen as a disruptor of the cricketing calendar” – Sunil Gavaskar
In his column for Sportstar, Sunil Gavaskar wrote that their comments regarding the Indian T20 League made him amused. He wrote: It’s been amusing to read that the Indian T20 League is once again seen as a disruptor of the cricketing calendar of other international teams.
He also added that nobody needs to interfere in India’s cricket. Gavaskar wrote: “The moment the news about the South African T20 league and the UAE T20 league came out, the ‘old powers’ started squirming. They got their apologists to have a go at the Indian T20 League. By all means, look after your cricket interests. But hey, please don’t interfere in ours and tell us what to do,”
However, former Indian batter also expressed concern about players’ approaches. He also pointed out that all such tournaments are going to happen at the same time. Hence, players are looking to play in these leagues. “The Australians, too, have scheduled their Big Bash when their contracted players will be available to play. But it’s worrying them that the UAE and the South African T20 leagues are scheduled around the same time, and there’s the danger of some of their players opting to play there instead of the Big Bash,” Gavaskar concluded.