Australian cricket stars are in big demand as IPL franchises are offering a Rs. 41 crore deal for multiple tournaments

The Australian cricket team could lose some of their big cricket stars as franchises of the Indian Premier League are aiming to swoop in and sign some of them to multi-club deals. As IPL unions are operating in a number of T20 leagues, players are being offered year-long deals worth approximately Rs 41 crore. Except for RCB and GT, the other 8 franchises have teams in other T20 leagues besides the IPL. Therefore, as per the age of the league, IPL teams have approached various Australian cricketers with multi-club deals. These days, there are around 7.5 million Australian dollars, which are estimated at around Rs. 41 crore in India. Cameron Green, who is the highest paid Australian cricketer in IPL 2023, bagged a deal worth Rs. 17 crore, where as Pat Cummins is believed to earn Rs. 15 crore annually from his CA contract. Franchises like the Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings have teams in franchise leagues around the world. IPL teams have dominated ownership in the CPL, SA20, ILT20, and the new MLC T20. Such moves are already in place, with Sunil Narine featuring for the entire KKR franchise.
Player agent Neil Maxwell told the Age that "it’s imminent and it’s happening." Very soon, players will be asking for non-objection certificates from their clubs because some are already signing all-encompassing contracts with them. The best Australian players who consistently rank as the best in the world for a number of years will earn about US$1.5 million from Australian cricket, playing 12 months of the year to achieve that. "The math doesn’t work."

Apr 11, 2023 4:48 PM