Miffed at the Indian Premier League’s snub of Pakistan players, Javed Miandad says the cash-rich Twenty20 competition is turning out to be ‘a big mafia’.
“The Indian Premier League is becoming a big mafia that wants to control world cricket; it is not only endangering the existence of the International Cricket Council, but also the rest of the cricketing nations.
“It is my message to all cricket boards around the world that the IPL is the biggest danger for their future; if it is not controlled timely it will engulf all boards.
“India is trying to control the world of cricket through the IPL and wants to become a super power; India is trying it and India is doing it,” the Pakistan cricket icon told rediff.com in an exclusive interview, shortly after the players’ auction for the third edition of the IPL in Mumbai on Tuesday.
His reasoning is that “a number of players have refused to play for their own countries because they can earn more money overnight than they could throughout their careers”.
Saying the players are receiving money more than they are worth, he urged the ICC to form rules to curb the League’s expansion.
Mafia? err…ummm… Isnt your son married to the biggest mafia leader’s daughter Mr Miandad?
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