Middlesex County Cricket Club Managing Dir Fraser Fears For Future Of Twenty20
Middlesex County Cricket Club Managing Dir Angus Fraser "expressed doubts about the long-term future of Twenty20 franchise cricket as England players crave regular involvement in the Indian Premier League," according to Tom Collomosse of the London EVENING STANDARD. England and Wales Cricket Board CEO David Collier said that "Indian authorities were considering altering the dates of the IPL to give England cricketers a larger window in which to take part." But Fraser "believes leagues such as the IPL and Australia’s Big Bash are not the guaranteed source of wealth they might appear to be." Fraser said, "I’m not anti-Twenty20, but I try to be a bit more realistic and reasonable than just looking at what Kevin Pietersen earns in the IPL. It’s still good money, but it’s not as sexy as some people might believe" (EVENING STANDARD, 4/10).