“Right after what the Indian women have performed at the new Environment Cup, youthful ladies [in India] are motivated to enjoy cricket for their nation” – Jones © Getty
Dean Jones shares a special bond with Tamil Nadu. The 56-12 months-old, who introduced his arrival on the world stage with a combating double century in the 1986 India-Australia tied Test in Chepauk, played 52 Assessments and 164 ODIs for his nation. At the moment section of the commentary team in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, the swashbuckling ideal-hander commonly identified as “Deano” to the Indian viewers, spoke on players who have impressed him in the competition, the CA-ACA spend dispute and extra. Excerpts:
What are your ideas on the CA-ACA spend dispute which got fixed a number of days in the past?
I really feel the spend dispute could have been taken care of a large amount better by Cricket Australia. In hindsight, James Sutherland really should have taken about ideal from the commence. He has only been concerned in the last thirty day period of the 10-thirty day period negotiations. Anyway we got the offer performed and got prepared to go. It is really unfortunate that it charge us the tour of Australia A to South Africa. The best section of the whole press launch despatched by CA was that the women cricketers are finding equivalent spend as the men. Which is what it really should have been all about, but however the whole matter was about the [CA-ACA] struggle.
What are your sights on the windfall for Australian women cricketers?
I assume it really is just excellent that our women cricketers are finding paid out equally as the men. Ideally, it would materialize to Indian women cricketers as effectively. Right after what the Indian women have performed at the new Environment Cup, youthful ladies [in India] are motivated to enjoy cricket for their nation.
What impressed you the most about the new women’s Environment Cup?
They have commenced to strike extra sixes now. The women cricketers have definitely improved their electric power and their exercise. And now they are likely to be paid out large bucks. I will give you a comparison. Australian women cricketers Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry are staying paid out extra dollars than Kane Williamson now. If the ladies want to get paid out the large bucks, they have got to get by themselves tremendous match.
What is your acquire on the ongoing TNPL season?
I am really content with it but the fielding is a little bit of worry. There have been a number of dropped catches but all in all I am impressed by the conventional of batting and bowling. It is really been entertaining and I would also like to see the base two groups sign-up a number of wins.
Who are the players to have caught your interest?
The likes of T Natarajan and Baba Aparajith have been executing effectively. But I really feel Baba Indrajith has commenced to bat a small better than what I noticed last 12 months. I am also highly impressed with Sai Kishore.
Discuss us about the connect with Tamil Nadu?
I relished coming listed here and its very good exciting. It is really a special spot for me for the reason that the tied Test at Chepauk introduced that I have arrived on the global scene. Indian supporters have often been gracious and thoughtful. That tied Test was special and we also went on to gain the Environment Cup in Kolkata and I have a large amount of love for this nation.