In what should serve as a frightening wake-up call for cricket administrators, Australian Test captain Pat Cummins has reportedly been targeted by cashed-up “mini-IPLs” offering seven-figure sums for cameo T20 appearances.
Earlier this week, The Daily Telegraph reported that the BCCI’s state associations are creating cashed-up “city-based leagues” funded by local marketing contracts and broadcast rights deals.
According to the News Corp report, Cummins has knocked back $1 million offers from several of the proposed Indian city-based T20 leagues.
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Speaking to AAP this week, Cummins emphasised that representing Australia remained his No. 1 priority, but warned players would continue being approached with high-paying opportunities in the future.