CricketIPL ended international cricket’s monopoly-Cummins
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The cash-rich Indian Premier League sees amazing action and cricket play every year as many international players come to India and play for their franchise. Unlike international cricket, where every player plays for their country and the opposition is a foe for them, here they play as teammates. Recently, Australian captain Pat Cummins gave a huge statement regarding the IPL, saying that it has ended international cricket’s monopoly and that going forward, it will be a challenge to convince  players to prioritise national duty over franchise cricket.


Players should prioritize national duty 
Cummins wants all his teammates to consider national duty before anything else. The 30-year-old said, “There is no monopoly on players’ time in international cricket as it used to be in the past. IPL changed that a decade ago, but there is more and more content coming in, so I think we should take-charge for it. We have to play for our country as much as we can and keep a high performance and it is going to be a challenge.” it’s upon us, and we have to start thinking deeply about it. After a few years, the 12-month international calendar may look a bit different.
Cricket is going the football ways 
Cummins believes that cricket is going the football way, and a time will come when national teams will need clearance from franchises to play for their country. He said, “When you’re talking about opportunities that franchises provide, we cannot blame players who take this option. This is actually reality, we have seen this in other sports games, so again, we have to explain why it is so special to play for Australia and make sure there’s some flexibility to try and get the best out of these people. We still want the best players to win the World Cup for us, but clearly there are more competing interests than ever before.


Cummins is looking forward to WTC 
The Australian captain is looking forward to his team’s maiden WTC final, which starts on June 7 and is against the previous edition’s finalist, India. He said, “We took India to the final of the first World Test Championship, which I think a lot of people have forgotten.” Big series, like the Ashes or India series, where you play four or five Test matches are obviously big battles, whereas more normal series where you play two or three, like the World Test Championship, make them a bit more global.