Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming doesn't feel that it is upto the respective cricket boards of the countries to decide whether there should be a stipulation on the number of matches each player should play.
"It is upto the individual boards to decide about bringing stipulations on the number of matches. I don't think there should be club vs country here. If the boards are not happy with the amount of cricket being played they should put stipulations on it," Fleming told reporters when asked about players like Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag aggravating their injuries before an important international series. The former New Zealand skipper admitted that it is difficult for players to say "No" to IPL.
"It is hard for the players to say no. Each game is important. As a professional cricketer, it is one's responsibility to play. IPL has value for the BCCI as it is not a competition that is played in off-shore. It is a genuine cricket tournament and it is important to the Indian landscape," he stated.