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Inzamam proposes a match between

the winners of the ICL and the IPL

NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of Rahul Dravid expressing reservations regarding the auctioning of cricketers at the Indian Premier League, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq joined the debate by criticising the method adopted to pick the players.

“I think it does not sound nice to hear a cricketer being auctioned or sold. They could have easily avoided it and done it in a better way. It is not something I would be keen to see happening with myself.”

Former Sri Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu observed the IPL auction could have been conducted in a dignified manner. “I think the bidding was an indication of your worth. They should not have done it in the open. It was humiliating for some players.”

On his association with the Indian Cricket League, “I’m where I opted for and I’m happy being here. I’m enjoying my assignment,” said Atapattu.

Innovative idea

For Stuart Law, the former Australian international, the IPL auction was a novelty. “It was quite an innovative idea. You can see the auctioning from both ways. I’m happy doing what I’m doing in ICL and I don’t regret anything,” Law noted.

Inzamam concluded by proposing a match between the winners of the ICL and the IPL.

“It would be a good idea to have a best-of-three finals between the winners of both the leagues. I don’t see ICL and IPL as enemies of each other. After all, both are meant to promote cricket.”

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