Australian cricketer David Warner is unlikely to participate in the inaugural edition of the UAE-based T20 tournament, ILT20. There were multiple reports regarding his participation in the league having its biggest investment from the Indian Premier League’s franchises.
It has been heard that almost four IPL franchises have invested in the UAE-based league alongside buying franchises. The IPL-backed teams in ILT20 have sought permission from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to rope in their players in the newly-launched UAE T20 league.
As a consequence, David’s participation in ILT20 was too certain since his IPL team was looking to contract him for the contest. The reports revolved around that Warner might miss the twelfth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL 12) to participate in the IPL-sponsored league.
The clash of the two leagues collide with each other; hence, players have a chance to opt for one of them. Since ILT20 has been offering lucrative deals, there has been a lure among cricketers to go for the UAE-based league. It created backlash for Warner to ditch the country’s league for IPL-owned ILT20.
BBL is making every possible choice not to let go of its players, including Warner. Hence, it has reportedly announced to increase in price deals for the top Australian players, making their stay possible in the BBL.
If Warner participates in this year’s BBL, it will be his first-ever Big bash since 2013. According to reports, he is likely to sign a deal with Sydney Thunders.
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