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Is the Indian Premier League good for cricket?

Last updated 12:14 19/05/2014
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IPL SUPERSTAR: Kevin Pietersen is playing for the Delhi Daredevils after being sold at auction for NZ$1.71 million.

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The IPL Twenty20 competition attracts a large worldwide audience and offers players lucky enough to be bought at auction some handsome income.

This year several Black Caps were involved in the Indian competition, including captain Brendon McCullum and leading batsman Ross Taylor.

Corey Anderson was the Black Cap to fetch the highest amount at auction this year though - earning a whopping NZ$866,000 if he's fit and available to play all matches for the Mumbai Indians.

The competition is great for lining the players' pockets and provided an entertaining spectacle, but is the IPL good for cricket?

Is it too much about the money? Does it damage players' skills for the longer forms of cricket? Does it give too much power to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?

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