Micahel Holding, the former West Indies cricketer, says that he does not consider T20 cricket as ‘cricket.’ While being interviewed by Indian media, the question popped up for Michael, who is now one of the greatest commentators, that why he does not commentate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
IPL, notably, is the world’s cash-richest league. Being in its fourteenth year, the league is thriving to accomplish the magnificent completing the year as the release hangs by a threat. Notably, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has unwillingly to call off the extravaganza amidst the COVID surge in the country. As of now, the league is to resume in the UAE from September to earn a surplus revenue.
Many big commentators and players are a part of the IPL and find it their glad to be its fraction. However, despite its majestic heights, the league is criticized by many as they consider it the money-making forum diminishing international cricket.
Micheal is of the view that T20 is not even cricket, and consequently, he does not consider IPL as a sort of cricket. He added that players prefer playing in IPL just because of their cash, which makes them prefer such leagues over their nation.
“Many West Indies players are not interested in playing for West Indies. When you are earning 600,000 or 800,000 dollars for six weeks, what are you going to do? I don’t blame the cricketers. I blame the administrators. West Indies will win T20 tournaments which aren’t cricket,”
I only commentate on cricket, Michael Holding tells for not being part of IPL.
On being asked,
Why haven’t you found commentating in the IPL interesting?
Michael Holding replied,
I only commentate on cricket
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