The US$220,000 bid for batsman and occasional wicketkeeper Eoin Morgan, the only England player to be sold in the IPL auction, is a sign of the rapid strides he's made in international cricket, writes David Clough in the Independent .
With the average age of a player making some quick bucks coming down considerably, there’s certainly a need to address these issues
In the desperate search for superlatives, players and coaches are constantly going overboard, and a brilliant case in point is the IPL
They have the other IPL requirements: gaudy shirts, batsmen, cheerleaders, and a drummer
The Rajasthan government may have banned the dancing girls but Andrew Hughes has a plan
Jug Suraiya writes in the Times of India that the best way to clear up the IPL muddle is for fans to boycott the event, leading to a fall in TRPs and the money generated by the league
In the Times , Mike Atherton writes that as Lalit Modi prepares his defence against the myriad allegations, it is time for the IPL to assume a more mature form, stripped of its blatant commercialisation, and over-the-top excesses.
In his column for Yahoo India , Amit Varma tees off on the tendency of sports journalists in India to ignore the facts while spinning stories out of whole cloth.
The Indian Express Editorial has lashed out at the exclusion of Pakistan’s cricketers in the IPL auction, which has “damaged the special place cricket has held during even the worst phases in India-Pakistan ties”.
Lalit Modi has decided to limit the number of IPL teams to 10, at least for the next eight years