The players are apparently unhappy about the winner takes all element of the stanford 20 million dollar game, worried that a misfield or something may cost their team-mates the money creating a team rift. they also don't want it based on appearance because they're worried guys may hide injuries inorder to play.
well, is it just me or does this now seem an utterly pointless venture? I mean, west indies v england, it's not exactly everyones dream fixture in a twenty20, in fact, it's pretty far down. between them they have about 4 representatives in the biggest and most high quality t20 competetion in the world and I don't even think many of them regularly get a game. Certainly, none of them are lighting it up like jaysuriya, pathan, marsh, mccullum, sehwag, watson gambhir etc. etc.
so the one redeeming feature of this game was it had a sort of "who wants to be a millionaire" twisted appeal, that so much was at stake it would exciting.
now they want a set $500,000 appearance fee, how much more boring do they want to make it. talk about ipl being all about the money, at least it's something new and for the cash we're getting to see interesting line ups and the best international players playing each other. This is becoming nothing more than horrendously overpaid token international.
Apparently another reason for the caution is out of englands 12 central contracted players 6 don't play twenty20 and so would feel left out. Well erm, sorry guys, I might be rather good at my job but sadly no one is going to pay me a million quid to watch me do it. If there's more money to be made in twenty20 and you suck at it, that's just how it goes.