Cricket Australia wants to stop its players from playing IPL, offers multi-year contracts

Cricket Australia: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, will get the one-year contract, whereas Steve Smith and David Warner get multi-year contract

BCCI and Cricket Australia, the two biggest cricketing bodies in the world after the ICC, the apex body. A lot of Australian players have been a part of the lucrative Indian Premier League for years now, a decade to be precise. Their game may be improving in challenging conditions, but it seems Cricket Australia like always have a problem. They actually want their national players to focus more on playing for the nation and not get greedy.

According to the claims by the Sunday Morning Herald, it is reported that CA’s Executive General Manager of the team Pat Howard made approaches to the players at a time when the governing body and the Australian Cricketers Association, are in dispute over a new pay deal for the players.

The contracts were given to Australian captain Steven Smith and David Warner. Also Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, will get the one-year contract.

As per the reports, The terms of the multi-year deals discussed informally with Howard were viewed by the players as underwhelming, with the only perceived incentive for them missing the IPL being the security of a three-year contract which is not so lucrative.

Warner’s retainer with CA is estimated to be worth $2 million, but he could earn as much as $10 million in the IPL alone over the next three years.