IPL 2023 Auction: Here’s How Franchises Are Brewing $5 Million Deals With Australian Cricketers

Representatives of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises have reportedly approached select Australian players in a bid to rope their sister franchises on an annual contract. With many IPL franchises making acquisitions in the upcoming budding leagues around the world. The franchises are keen to retain the same core squad for all their franchises around the world.

IPL franchises have contacted Australian players

According to a report by the Australian publication The Age, officials of some franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been in touch with top Australian internationals over a year-long contractual deal. These officials contacted the agents of cricketers to get an estimate that would entice the cricketers to represent them throughout the year in different leagues, instead of playing international cricket.

IPL's Grip Over World Cricket Is Increasing Day By Day

The IPL's grip on world cricket is increasing day after day. The franchise owners in the cash-rich league were responsible for acquiring all six franchises in the upcoming South Africa T20 League. Kolkata Knight Riders franchise owns the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), as well as the Abu Dhabi-based team in the newly formed UAE International League, and also the Los Angeles-based franchise in the soon-to-be-announced American franchise league.

IPL franchises have offered a $5 million offer to top-Australian cricketers

As per reports, the informal talks have apparently led to a $5 million deal offered on a 12-month basis being made to some of the top Australian cricketers, like Test captain Pat Cummins, Glen Maxwell, and David Warner.