Sharing his thoughts on the new T20 tournaments, Aakash Chopra made a big prediction about the upcoming UAE league.
“The UAE league is the first competition that can compete and challenge the dominance of the Indian Premier League. The success mantra is money on offer. Cricketers are commodities these days. Everyone wants to be a part of the auction process.”
As per media reports, the highest paid player in ILT20 will fetch a salary of $450,000.
“The real corporatization of cricket is happening now and very quickly. There are 365 days in a year but cricket equivalent to 700 days is being played at the moment. CSA and UAE are at loggerheads regarding signing of players. International cricket is going to take a back seat.”