Sri Lankan batting spectacular Kumar Sangakkara Players are opposed to choosing franchise leagues such as IPL On international cricket but wants the ICC and member nations to strike a balance to benefit the game. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) recently indicated that it could not prevent its players from participating in the upcoming IPL, even though the last match of the lucrative T20 event coincides with the Kiwis Test series opener in England, which ends on 2 June. Starting from Sangakkara, who is the director of cricket In rajasthan royals, Were asked on Friday about the T20 league, international games and the players who often have to make a difficult decision.
Sangakkara said during a virtual press conference, “It is very understood that all contracts are less than an international contract. An IPL contract is structured in such a way that players require NOCs from their home boards. . “
“I am sure there is a balance that can be struck. It can never be an ideal balance or an absolute balance, but it has the ability to create balance so that home boards and players can benefit.”
He said that the confrontation between the home board and the players participating in the franchise league often forced them to retire, which could make international cricket very bad.
“It is a constant debate as to what is the ideal balance, there will be a debate. In the past there has been a debate as to whether there should be a window for IPL in international cricket,” he said.
“It will be a conversation that will take place between the Home Board and the IPL and between the Home Board and perhaps also with the ICC,” he said.
“It matters what your home board wants the players to do and it’s a balance because it’s possible that your best international players are available to play international cricket for as long as possible.
“We have seen that if there is a constant confrontation between the players and the home board about franchise tournaments like IPL, we have seen players taking early retirements and this makes international cricket very bad,” he said.
The IPL has helped players improve their skills, especially for shorter formats of the game, according to Sangakkara, who has chosen England, New Zealand and India as the biggest beneficiaries.
“At the same time, the IPL has allowed players from all over the world a platform to improve their short version skills, which can then be transferred to ODIs and Test cricket,” he said.
“We have seen the performance of New Zealand in a smaller version of the New Zealand game over the years and how their side has evolved after the arrival of the IPL,” he said.
“The players participating in this, we have seen advantages for India. Recently, the team that defeated Australia in the final Test can benefit all of you.
“In terms of preparing for the T20 World Cup, in this IPL, there are a lot of advantages that your players get for playing in it.”
Sangakkara, who has played 134 Tests and 404 ODIs during his illustrious career, was also asked about the debate about the use of bouncers in competitive cricket. He clearly wanted it to remain a part of the game.
“I am not sure whether removing the bouncer from cricket will become a spectacle or will it improve the safety of the players,” he said.
“I think it’s an important part of the game – one that puts a specific challenge between the bowler and the batsman,” he said.
“If you take it away, especially at the junior level, when a player progresses internationally, he may not know how to deal with short pitch bowling.”
“This is a debate that has come up after discussing the safety and bouncers of the player and it has been reduced from unlimited to two per over in Tests and one over per over in T20,” he said.
According to Sangakkara, the bumper (bouncer) adds a lot of exciting mobility and gives the fast bowlers a choice as to how they can make their other deliveries useful using the bumper.
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