Players are paraded like cattle in IPL: New Zealand Cricket Players Association

Updated: Feb 01, 2018, 12:40 IST | ANI

The New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction is deeply humiliating for players

Representational Picture
Representational Picture

The New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction is deeply humiliating for players. "I think the whole system is archaic and deeply humiliating for players, who are paraded like cattle for all the world to see," ESPNcricinfo quoted Heath Mills, chief executive of NZCPA as saying. Mills reflected that players act as mere commodities for IPL franchises as the formers' destiny is in the hands of the latter.

"The players enter the auction not knowing where they are going, who their team-mates are going be, who's managing them, who the owners are -- no other sports league in the world engages players on that basis," Mills said. Peter Clinton, a former chief executive of Wellington Cricket had earlier also called the IPL player auction 'ridiculous'.

He tweeted, 'The IPL Auction is such an undignified, cruel & unnecessary employment practice. Ridiculous that it exists today, belongs in the medieval ages.' In the recently concluded two-day player auction up to 578 players, out of the 1,122 players, went under hammer. The franchises had Rupees 80 crore to buy and retain players and the IPL made it mandatory that teams had to spend a minimum 75% of their purse.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here

Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

Trending Video

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
Loading...

IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians team players party with their wives

NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK