Sunil Gavaskar launched a scathing attack on Australia and England for blaming IPL for impacting international cricket.
The criticism against IPL started after IPL franchise owners bought teams in the upcoming T20 leagues in South Africa and UAE, which are likely to clash with the schedule of the Big Bash League and The Hundred.
Gavaskar advised England and Australia to look after their cricket and stop interfering in India-related matters.
“Don’t tell us what to do. We know how to handle our interests and do it better than what you tell us to do,” Gavaskar wrote in his column for Sportstar.
Gavaskar added that England and Australia started complaining when the news about South Africa and UAE leagues came. “IPL is not impacting international cricket. When the news about the South African T20 league and the UAE T20 league came out, they started targeting the Indian Premier League.”
The former India captain said England and Australia are worried about new tournaments as their schedule might clash with their leagues.
“They have their windows for T20 leagues but are concerned as some of their players might opt to play in other tournaments,” he added.