Lalit Modi, the IPL boss, seems to have a philosophy of walking quietly, but carrying a big stick. He'll tell you one thing, then turn round and bang you on the head. That said, once the egos have been put aside, there's no reason why the two competitions can't live together harmoniously.
(Shane) Bond is making about $1.5 million a year for four months' work at a standard where, if he's at 80 per cent of his peak, he's doing a really good job for his team. It's reasonably low stress from a performance perspective, he's making heaps of money, and can play with his kids eight months a year. Why would you not want to do that?
Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo