Allan Border wants World T20 to take precedence over IPL, says ‘it’s just a cash grab’


The COVID-19 pancemic had secured this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia postponed to 2022 and the date change gave way to the Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, speaking now about this, former Australian test captain Allan Border has said the T20 World Cup should be given priority over leagues like IPL.

Legend has sharply criticized franchise cricket and, in his opinion, a T20 league is nothing more than a way to line pockets with money.

“I’m not happy with that. The world game should take priority over the local competition. So the World T20, if that can’t go ahead, I don’t think the IPL can continue. I would postpone in question this decision. just a taking of money, right, that one? “Border had said TBEN.

“The World T20 should have priority, for sure. Local councils should prevent their players from going to the IPL if they do,” he added.

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As for the Down Under series, Border, who is a staunch fan of Virat Kohli, believes the Indian skipper can keep Test cricket, the true form of the game, alive.

“He [Kohli] is an antagonist and plays aggressively. It is up to players like Kohli and teams like India, England and Australia to keep Test Cricket alive against the growing threat of franchise cricket, ”said Border.

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“We were hoping her baby would be born in Australia so we could declare him Australian!” Added the former Australian Test captain.

The 65-year-old also spoke about Kohli’s absence in the last three tests and said it will help Australia’s chances of winning back the Border-Gavaskar trophy, which begins December 17 in Adelaide.

“The only thing that is in Australia’s favor is that Virat Kohli only plays the first Test. I think it’s a big ‘out’ for India. He is irreplaceable at the moment as a drummer and leader. Should be 2-1 against Australia, ”Border said.

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