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IPL franchises target players, Indian Premier League, LIV Golf model

Australian players have reportedly been contacted about turning their backs on international cricket in favour of year-round franchise deals.

The Age reports that Indian Premier League teams are taking steps to see if cricket is ripe for a dramatic overhaul, in the same way that LIV Golf has changed the golfing landscape in 2022.

LIV Golf split the sport in two this year with lucrative sign-on fees, big prize money, and a reduced playing schedule that convinced many players to leave the sport’s traditional tours.

Cricket could be in the early stages of its own upheaval with wealthy IPL franchises said to be plotting how they can dominate the landscape for all 12 months.

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According to The Age, representatives of IPL franchises have had informal discussions with…

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