24/07/2009

The Tasman Mutiny

Interesting happenings in Kiwi land.

Six New Zealand players have decided to forgo IPL next March in favour of the scheduled Australian tour.

For the record Daniel Vettori, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder and Ross Taylor are supposed to be the six players who have made the sacrifice.

However, one is unsure whether it is a one-off decision or a decision to avoid IPL altogether.

If one looks at it with a skeptical eye, it could well be a crafty plan hatched by Modi to force ICC to create a window for the IPL.

Alternatively, it could be plan hatched by ICC to dismantle the IPL edifice, but then it appears too far-fetched and unbelievable.

What do you think?



6 Comments:

Anonymous Som said...

I won't be surprised if it comes to light that the Kiwi players struckn under-table deal which entitled them to compensation from their board.

24/07/2009, 20:02  
Blogger Ottayan said...

I was wondering the same thing, because they would have made a drama and the Players Association would have come into play otherwise.

24/07/2009, 20:13  
Blogger Slogger said...

Hmm. Non of them had a great IPL, may be that's reason. But people like McCullum should understand the value of IPL. He achieved stardom mainly because of his hundred for Knight Riders in its initial match.

BTW - I would like IPL to disintegrate

24/07/2009, 20:43  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Hi Slogger,

I agree none of them had a great IPL.In fact McCullum damaged his reputation last season.

However, I think this is more to get either Modi or ICC to compromise.

I also foresee the ECB coming out with a similar announcement. The fact that Pietersen played in the IPL 2 with his injured Achilles heel will give them the leverage to pressurise the other players.

25/07/2009, 05:25  
Blogger LVISS said...

DOES IT SHOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING UNATTRACTIVE ABOUT IPL. ON THE OTHER HAND THERE ARE PLAYERS WHO ARE OPENLY PITCHING FOR IPL AND SAYING IT IN OTHER WORDS.

25/07/2009, 07:23  
Blogger Ottayan said...

You are right.Both the administrators are acting as if IPL has an split personality.

25/07/2009, 09:03  

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