Sydney, Dec.3 : Australian vice-captain and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has admitted that key players of the current team could be viewed as being hypocrites for agreeing in principle to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League, while at the same time complaining of too much cricket.
Gilchrist, one of about a dozen Australian players to have signed a memorandum of understanding with the IPL, said players may be sending mixed messages to Cricket Australia and world administrators in their bid for more time off by signing with the IPL.
"I do see that, I think that's definitely something Cricket Australia will feel, and that's something we as a playing group have to consider," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Gilchrist, as saying.
"(But) it has been going on for years and years. Players have been going to England in off-seasons and taking opportunities to play and learn the game and earn some good money over in England. So, it's not new, he added.
While Australia's Test and one-day players face a busy next 12 months, they have only recently come off a five-month break between winning the World Cup and the start of the Twenty20 World Championships in September. (ANI)
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