Sunil Gavaskar lashes out at England players for leaving IPL 2024 early, urges BCCI to penalise ECB

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Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary Indian cricketer, has expressed his disapproval of England players leaving the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 early. The players have been called back by the England Cricket Board (ECB) for the T20I series against Pakistan.

Gavaskar’s criticism is directed at both the players and the ECB. He believes that the players, having committed to their respective franchises for the full season, are letting them down by leaving early. This move has left the teams in a difficult position, especially as they approach the crucial playoff stage.

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Among the players who have left are Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Will Jacks, and Reece Topley. Their departure has not only affected their teams’ performance but also disrupted the balance and momentum of the squads.

Sunil Gavaskar appeals to BCCI to deduct Salaries of English Players

Gavaskar has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to take decisive action. He suggests that the franchises should be allowed to deduct a substantial amount from the fee that the player was bought for. He also proposes that the franchises should not give the stated 10% commission of the fee to the board to which the player belongs.

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In his column for Mid Day, Sunil Gavaskar wrote, “I am all for players choosing country before anything else, but having assured various franchises about their availability for the full season if they pull out now, it will be letting down the franchises. The franchises should not only be allowed to deduct a substantial amount from the fee that the player was bought for but also not give the Board, to which the player belongs, the stated 10 per cent commission of the fee that each player gets.”

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Sunil Gavaskar’s comments highlight the tension between national duties and league commitments that many cricketers face. While representing one’s country is of paramount importance, commitments made to franchises should also be honoured. The premature exit of players disrupts the team dynamics and can potentially affect the outcome of the tournament.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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