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The ex-ICL players now have to chance to shine in the mainstream, having been included in the IPL scheme. The players, who have been ignored for almost two years, will be eager to show the world what they are capable of. Harsha Bhogle, in the Indian Express, writes on the positive effects of the return of the ICL cricketers and also comments on the BCCI giving away grant money to organisations like the AIFF.
For those players this represents the opportunity of a lifetime—not just the IPL but all of Indian cricket. A lot of those players will be hungry, eager to cast off the tag of little league players and they would have grown substantially in two years. When doors are shutting on you and when darkness beckons even a sliver of light brings hope. These players have known what it is to contemplate life without cricket and with their lifeline within reach they will swim harder to get there. At any rate they should because you squander life’s lessons at your own peril.