KARACHI: Former West Indian cricketer Michael Holding doesn’t consider T20 formats like Indian Premier League (IPL) ‘Cricket’.
Speaking to Indian Express, Holding revealed the reason behind not commentating in IPL. “I only commentate on cricket,” he replied to a query.
“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,” said Holding
Earlier, former Australian cricketer, Shane Warne criticized those players who prefer IPL over playing for the country. He suggested not to select those players for international cricket who go behind money.
“If players want to make money, let them. But if you want to play cricket for your country and (still) you choose to play the IPL over your country, then maybe it’s not worth picking those guys,” he had stated.