Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Champion$ League

I guess it comes as no surprise really, but I was feeling a bit ambivalent about Michael Hussey deciding to play for Chennai rather than WA in the Champions League . To be fair I'm not sure how many games he actually played for either side on their way to qualifying for the tournament, but I feel it's a bit of a shame that he's siding with the money rather than his state. Seems a bit old fashion to think that state loyalties should supersede financial interests I suppose. It would be different matter if he ever chose IPL over playing for Australia, but I suppose when it comes to state cricket, who can blame him?

It could be an interesting situation when the Southern Hemisphere competition kicks off and a conflict like this arises? Will it turn into a bidding war at that point? How will the contracts be written up for the use of players at that point?

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3 comments:

westius said...

I don't think he had a choice in the matter - part of his IPL contract I think. But it's not surprising really given the way of the world at the moment.

Did you notice that the BCCI aren't accepting the Gambhir verdict? India always get their way!

wildkiwi23 said...
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Nick Scott said...

Yeah, I saw that - and wrote a post about it.

They better not get their way...