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2 + 2 = er … millions?

A blog by ©hinaman

I somehow am no longer able to do simple arithmetic.
I have been trying to add 2 and 2 and ending up
with millions!

I take a


Kevin Pietersen ‘keen to play’ in Indian Premier League

From Times Online | Patrick Kidd | October 23, 2008

Days after the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise-owners agreed to raise their salary cap for new players by $2 million, it has emerged that Kevin Pietersen and other English cricketers have been approached to take part in the next staging of the Twenty20 competition.

Adam Wheatley, Pietersen’s agent, says that the England captain has been contacted by several of the franchises and that he is “keen to play”.

add it to another

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Moores admits his poor side were taught an expensive lesson

Andy Bull in St John | for, Monday November 3 2008 00.01 GMT
As far as ill-judged comments by England cricket captains go Pietersen’s remarks may not rank with Tony Greig’s intention to make the West Indies “grovel” in 1976, but they did not sit easily in the context of Saturday’s match. Pietersen, his rival captain, Chris Gayle, claimed, had told him before Saturday’s match that the Superstars “needed the money more than we [England] did”.

“Maybe he was joking,” Gayle mused, but either way he made it clear that the remarks had provided his side with an extra incentive. Pietersen himself was curiously ebullient after England’s lacklustre performance. “I’m a human being and those guys [the Superstars] are fellow professionals. Some of those guys are less privileged than me, and it is great to see a guy fall over at the end crying, with a million dollars in his bank account.”


I fail to understand,
if the English really didn’t need such riches anyway, then why play in a tournament
which is ONLY about the money, “pure and simple”
and the winner takes it all?

And why then is Mr Petersen so keen to play in the Indian Premier League,
when there always will be players “less privileged” than he,


who should be given the opportunity?

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  1. damiths
    Posted November 15, 2008 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    People will do anything for Money China. No one has honor or cares about anything else.

    This is why I hate IPL and 2020. Its fluded the market with so much cash that it put cricket on the back burner.

  2. Posted November 15, 2008 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks damiths,

    Twenty20 is a format for club levels. That’s what we played when we challenged other clubs. To put it at par with Test and ODI was suicidal.

    I am an Indian, I feel ashamed of this BCCI-IPL mafioso in cricket.
    I will give up on cricket the day I realise Test cricket is dead – not far off, the way some of the players themselves do not consider it a priority.