What Mushy said, a lot of them lost in translation.
About the payments, I thought the IPL players are yet to be paid and the HC of India asked the players to sue the owners.
About Hodge's comment, thats how you gotta speak in front of a media, specially a foreign one where you are the captain of a franchise team. More importantly, why was our journos so desperate to get his approval on things ??
Fabi Ayyi Ala E Rabbikuma tukajjiban - فَبِأَيِّ آلاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ
Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny? "We do not deny any of our Lord's bounties/favors upon us."