Warne inks contract with IPL, say reports

Published: Monday, September 17, 2007, 0:00 [IST]
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Shane Warne

Sydney: Leg-spin wizard Shane Warne has been reportedly been signed up by the BCCI run Indian Premier League (IPL) ending all speculation of his moving over to the rebel ICL.

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald quoting the Sun-Herald said Warne, has accepted the IPL's offer for significantly less amount then what was reportedly been offered to him by the breakway league.

However, marketing opportunities and a bidding war between the eight IPL franchises could see him earn more than one million dollar for a month's work. It was reported that Warne has been offered 700,000 dollar a season by the Indian Cricket League.

Warne decision comes hard on the heals of his former team mate Glenn McGrath and former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming's decision to join the IPL.

According to reports, Warne will continue to play for Hampshire in the England county competition. He will leave in April to join a franchised IPL club in India. If his team qualified for the league final he would play in the Champions League, where he could possibly be traded to the highest bidder.


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