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‘ICC has a task to play’ – Ricky Ponting on pay disparity

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has a task to play in guaranteeing that gamers from smaller Take a look at-playing nations are paid nicely in Take a look at cricket.

Ponting cited the instance of West Indies gamers who have a tendency to decide on franchise cricket over worldwide responsibility for monetary causes.

In an occasion organised by the ICC forward of the World Take a look at Championship closing between India and Australia on the Oval from June 7, Ponting was requested about kids desirous to play the five-day sport in an period of T20 leagues. “That query has a unique reply in several nations,” Ponting stated. “It has turning into more and more tough to groom the children within the Caribbean as an illustration who need to chase the dream of taking part in Take a look at cricket.

“Their fee system within the Caribbean in comparison with a number of the franchise leagues, it would not match up and Sri Lanka would be the identical and Bangladesh would be the identical.”

Ponting stated talks are on inside the ICC to deal with the problem. “It’s not the case in India, England and Australia. You might be paid nicely to play Take a look at cricket in your nation and most aspire to play the Take a look at match sport. There’s a position to play for the ICC right here.

“…make the funds bit extra even throughout worldwide Take a look at cricket to draw gamers from these completely different nations who need to play for his or her nation.”

“It’s one thing that has been spoken about at a really excessive stage on the ICC to assist that however in India the sensation I get is that the majority of those kids aspire to put on the dishevelled blue cap and the identical in in Australia.”

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