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Shahid Afridi: Cricket Was A Game Earlier, Now It Has Become A Business! Gave A Big Statement On IPL

Sangeeta Viswas
1 month ago

Shahid Afridi: Cricket Was A Game Earlier, Now It Has Become A Business! Gave A Big Statement On IPL. Shahid Afridi is back in the headlines! This time, the former Pakistani cricket legend isn’t making waves with his explosive batting or fiery bowling.

He’s sparking debate with his comments about the state of modern cricket, especially the booming world of franchise cricket leagues.

IPL: The Game Changer?

Afridi, currently chilling in the West Indies and the USA as the T20 World Cup 2024 ambassador, recently spoke on the “180 Not Out” podcast. He dropped a bombshell, saying short-format cricket and franchise leagues have changed dramatically.

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Afridi points the finger at the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a major turning point. He says the IPL’s success opened the eyes of tournament organizers worldwide. Now, cricket leagues are popping up everywhere!

From Passion to Paychecks?

But here’s the real kicker: Afridi believes cricket has transformed from a sport into a full-blown business. He says commercialization has gone into overdrive, with money becoming the biggest factor.

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Is Money Ruining the Game?

Afridi’s comments raise a big question: Is this a good thing for cricket? Has the sport become just another way to make a quick buck?

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