Miandad terms Pakistan version of IPL as detrimental to cricket

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Lahore, May 27 : Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has termed the Pakistan version of Indian Premier League, as detrimental to cricket in his country.

"The involvement of too much money will destroy the game of cricket. IPL lacks quality and a cricketer can never get the confidence he needs as a player. Even the greatest of bowlers cannot do anything about conceding sixes and fours," said Miandad.

He said that as cricket quality was going down, Pakistan should only look at playing quality opponents to sustain the high standard of the game.

"One reason for this is that talented players are not being groomed properly. Also, we are not playing against high ranking teams and competing with the weaker sides which doesn't improve your game," the Dawn quoted him, as saying.

"It is contesting against quality teams like Australia and India that your potential is truly put to the test. But this is not the case at present," he added.

Inspired by the success of the Board of Control for Cricket in India initiated IPL, is planning to launch their own version of the tournament in their domestic scene.

Australia is also planning to begin an IPL inspired tourney.

ANI

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