LAHORE: Pakistan captain Younis Khan has advised his fellow players to revise their contracts with the Indian Premier League following the team’s World Twenty20 victory.
“After all, these players are now World champions and highly marketable. There is more value on their performances,” Younis said in an interview.
He pointed out that top players like Kamran Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul and Misbah-ul Haq had signed contracts for $100,000 or less with the IPL when it was launched in 2008.
“But now the scenario is different. These players should talk to their agents in India and ask them to go for a hike in price from the IPL franchises,” he said.
Pakistani players could not take part in the IPL second season which was shifted to South Africa from India due to security reasons.
They were advised against travelling to India for the IPL because of the strained relations between the two countries after the Mumbai terror attacks.
But IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said after Pakistan’s World Twenty20 win that he saw no problems in Pakistani players returning to play for their franchises in the IPL next year provided the Pakistan government gives them permission and the Indian government also clears them to play in India.