Shivani Shukla
Shivani Shukla
Author ∙ Aug 6 2022, 1:16 PM

Look after your cricket interests, don’t interfere in ours – Sunil Gavaskar



Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has never been the one to mince his words. He is known for his blunt and straightforward attitude in the cricket fraternity who is not afraid to speak his mind. 

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The Indian legend was at it again when he lashed out at the 'old powers' of cricket – Australia and England for criticising the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gavaskar lambasted both nations accusing the IPL of disturbing the cricketing calendar. He further advised them to 'look after their interest' and told them not to 'interfere' with India's cricketing matters.

“By all means, look after your cricket interests but hey please don’t interfere in ours and tell us what to do. We will look after our interests and do it better than what you tell us to do," Gavaskar wrote in his column for Sportstar. 



Meanwhile, the former Australia wicket keeper-batter Adam Gilchrist recently questioned the IPL franchises’ increasing influence in international cricket and said the ongoing trend of "monopolisation" by them is risky. 

“It’s been amusing to read that the Indian Premier League is once again seen as a disruptor of the cricketing calendar of other international teams. The moment the news about the South African T20 league and the UAE T20 league came out," Gavaskar added. 

“The England & Wales Cricket Board has created a window for its showpiece event The Hundred when the England team don’t play any international matches," he wrote.

"The Australians, too, have scheduled their Big Bash when their contracted players will be available to play. 

The IPL remains the 'most lucrative' T20 league in the world. The cash-rich league attracts millions of eyeballs with the quality of cricket being played here. It also offers players the highest salary among the top T20 leagues in the world.