Australia Board 'In Touch' With Aussies, England Cricket Leaves Decision To Participate With Players
Hockley was reacting to Mumbai Indians (MI) opener Chris Lynn's demands. Lynn had earlier asked CA to arrange for a flight to bring IPL players back home since the cricket board takes 10% of a player's contract.
"I texted back that as Cricket Australia make 10 per cent of every IPL contract, was there a chance we could spend that money this year on a charter flight once the tournament is over?" Lynn had told News Corp media.
However, former Australia captain Mark Taylor disagreed with Lynn's views saying on a Channel 9 sports show,
"I think Chris Lynn's comments were very rich. The 10% that Cricket Australia does receive from a player's contract has surely got something with providing the cricketer with some coaching education along the way to become an IPL worthy cricketer. I think his comments there are quite rich."
An ECB spokesperson said that the cricket board has left the decision to participate in IPL with the players.
"We continue to monitor and communicate with our players and staff currently in India. In terms of continued participation, it will be a decision that will be taken by each individual," the spokesperson was quoted as saying by an ESPNcricinfo.
England too have players in the franchises that have been affected with Moeen Ali and Sam Curran in CSK and Eoin Morgan in KKR.