Times of India – NEW DELHI: India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has defended the cash-rich Indian Premier League , saying the monetary gains the tournament provides serve as a motivation and it’s wrong to call it as some sort of villain.

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  • NEW DELHI: India cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin has defended the cash-rich Indian Premier League , saying the monetary gains the tournament provides serve as a motivation and it’s wrong to call it as some sort of villain.
  • “People tend to brand IPL as some sort of a villain to Indian cricket in a lot of ways.
  • It depends how a cricketer address IPL,” Ashwin was quoted as saying by Gulf News on Thursday.
  • “It [IPL] is a massive move by the BCCI to do a tournament like this because it definitely gives a better lifestyle for the cricketer in terms of money.
  • That is part of it and getting good game time and doing it under pressure is important,” he told TOI earlier in an interview.


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