A rebel cricket league is set to offer Australian stars Michael Clarke and David Warner £25m deals to defect, according to reports.
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According to Fairfax Media, Clarke and Warner, amongst other stars, will be offered whoopping 10-year deals worth £25m.
Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra is the man said to be behind a World Series style breakaway league.
Former world players’ union boss Tim May said there was a growing disenchantment with the recently restructured International Cricket Council (ICC) financial model that favoured India, Australia and England.
“There is a general dissatisfaction with the game’s governance, how it’s run and the inequity of the game’s finances and there are other bodies around that would believe they can globalise the game of cricket in a more equitable fashion than the current administration,” May is quoted as saying by Fairfax.
Chandra, who owns the Essel Group, was behind the now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The ICL folded in 2009 following match-fixing accusations, while it is believed some players still remain unpaid.
Cricket Australia’s board will meet today, where the issue will surely be brought up on the table.
Neither Clarke or Warner have commented on the matter.