The ICL has lost a huge number of players after the BCCI announced it's decision to award amnesty to those who has signed up with the league. Though they took up the offer, many of the players appreciate the experience and the money they got from the ICL. The Indian Express spoke to some of them:
Avinash Yadav’s family lived on the frugal earnings of his father, who grazed cattle and sold milk for a living. But with an ICL cheque of about Rs 70 lakh, the Yadavs now have their own house in Benaras and a gleaming SX4 to give company to the cows and buffaloes in the courtyard. “I’m from a lower-middle class family. They don’t know what the BCCI is or what the ICL means. All they know is that because of cricket our lives have become more comfortable,” says the left-arm spinner, who didn’t go beyond playing a few Ranji Trophy games because of Murali Kartik’s presence in the Central Zone side.
Nishi Narayanan is a staff writer at ESPNcricinfo