Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said the IPL, cricket's richest domestic Twenty20 tournament, will entice and exhaust players in the future if it is not carefully handled by national boards and their elite team support staff.
In an interview to ESPNcricinfo, Hussain said he was not, as was popularly believed, "hugely anti-IPL" but said its influence on young cricketers had to be handled carefully. "I have seen IPL and I know what it means to the Indian public, they love it, British Indians love it. It's a good tournament, but it will exhaust cricketers."
Following their 4-0 victory over India, Hussain said England's star players, "are going to be enticed by IPL money. Come and play, come and play. All of this cricket would have been on [television] in India. [Graeme] Swann, [Stuart] Broad and [Chris] Tremlett ... they'll all be offered decent money. And they need to be looked after by the board to make sure that they don't go. So that they are ready for Test matches in the future."