Cricket fans may never see Steve Smith and David Warner in IPL as they may not play in next season of Indian Premier League. As per the report (in Sydney Morning Herald), it claims that Cricket Australia Association is offering Steve Smith and David Warner multiyear cash-rich contracts to keep them away from the IPL. They both brilliant cricketers are the captains of their IPL franchises.
The report claimed that Pat Howard (CA’s Executive General Manager of team performance) have come up with this idea at a time when the ACA (Cricketers’ Association) and the governing body are in dispute over a new pay deal for cricketers.
The CA (Pat Howard) wants to keep the player ready and fresh during their off days in May when the cash-rich league is played. This offer was also made to fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Australia Cricket Board is asking top players not to play Indian Premier League and get long term deals. They offered long term deals to five top Australian cricketers. These are the most valuable and excellent players and they may get handsome deals in exchange for not playing in IPL from 2018.
These star players are David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Strac, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. ACA wants them give up their spots in the flagship IPL. As per the reports, Pat Howard met the top five players and asked them to quit playing Indian Premier League.