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Bindra warns players against putting IPL over country

London, Apr 15 (UNI) Asking cricketers not to revolt against their respective national boards to play in the IPL, ICC principal advisor IS Bindra has urged players to be patient and wait for the cash-rich league to adjust itself in the International calendar.

''That solution (players rejecting central contracts) is not acceptable to us,'' Bindra was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

''We will not have any player revolting against their establishment and becoming part of the IPL,'' he added.

Bindra's comments came in the wake of the ECB's refusal to allow English players to feature in the Inaugural edition of the IPL, which triggered speculations that the cricketers might revolt against the move.

A players' survey in Australia also revealed that the millions of dollars up for grabs in the IPL was too tempting for the cricketers to resist and some of them were willing to sacrifice national duty for it.

However, Bindra said the IPL does not wish to be labelled as a rebel tournament by allowing revolting players to participate.

''We don't want to be a rebel league, we want to be part of the system with the support of the ECB. We are looking forward to meeting Giles Clarke and other members of the ECB during the inauguration in Bangalore,'' he said.


Story first published: Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 19:05 [IST]
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