"Money certainly talks..." Steve Smith on attracting players to participate in the BBL
Steve Smith [Source: Associated Press]
A certain uproar is being witnessed in the cricket sphere as new franchise leagues come up. Players are calling it quits in international cricket to play in global T20 franchise leagues as it gives them an opportunity to earn more while having considerably less workload.
Australia's Big Bash League is often criticised for not featuring Australia's own International stars as they are usually busy with the Test commitments. Steve Smith has suggested that Cricket Australia may need to fork out extra money to attract Australian stars to play in the league.
Smith and David Warner have been out of the league since three and nine years, respectively, and are all set to make their return this season.
Smith while feature in four games for the Sydney Sixers and Warner will feature in five for the Sydney Thunder, before joining the Australian Test team are for the Test tour of India that is scheduled to begin in February.
Smith admits money will attract players to participate in the BBL
"I don't know the exact answer, but that's the key, being able to get the best players in Australia and overseas players to be a part of our league, I think (money) does at times certainly talk, and the length of (the tournament) certainly talks."
"It's (BBL) a lot easier on the mind and body (than Test cricket), It doesn't take too much out of you. It's definitely something I'll be looking at potentially when I finish up."