Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Auction? We are not livestock!


Adam Gilchrist felt like a cow and Rahul Dravid hopes it would not happen again. I had gone to meet captains of the all eight Indian Cricket League (ICL) where I asked them how they perceive the idea of cricketers being auctioned. Here is what some of them felt.

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Lahore Badshah): I think it does not sound nice to hear a cricketer being auctioned or sold. They could have easily avoided it and done it in a better way. It is not something I would be keen to see happening with myself. I’m happy with ICL and thank god, I’m not up for grabs.

Marvan Atapattu (Delhi Giants): I think the bidding was an indication of your worth. But they should not have done it in the open. Maybe some players found it humiliating. (Asked if it was a case of sour grapes and Marvan said). I’m where I opted for and I’m happy being here. I’m enjoying my assignment.

Stuart Law (Hyderabad Heroes): It was quite an innovative idea. You can see the auctioning from both ways. But I’m happy doing what I’m doing in ICL and I don’t regret anything.

Image: Reuters

2 comments:

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