New Delhi: Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor feels that cash-rich Twenty20 Leagues like the IPL are acting as a huge "distraction" for young players, who are now more interested in raking in moolah than playing for the country.
"If you look at the IPL and the money that's going around there, that's got to be a big influence I think. As much as they all say 'Test cricket's the No. 1', a million dollar is very distracting," Taylor said.
"How do you tell a young player making the next Australian Test team is more important? Knock back an IPL contract and spend two years working on your batting technique to get in for a Test match, and throw away USD 2 million? It's easier said than done," he told ESPNcricinfo.
Taylor said for a cricketer there is no bigger dream than representing his country, but given the present situation players would prefer IPL contracts over playing for the national side....more
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