March 25, 2010

Indian Premier League

Silly season has arrived in India


Ayaz Memon is still flabbergasted at the money offered for the two new IPL franchises. In Mint, he ponders what player salaries are going to be like when the new auction is held later this year.

Where this will take players’ salaries is the big buzz already in board rooms and dressing rooms. Some of the figures being mentioned for stars with strong brand value are so astronomical that I can’t even repeat them here for fear of being considered a lunatic. All I can say is that cricket, and particularly the IPL, appears to be going out of whack.


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