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Old March 22, 2017, 01:45 AM
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Default Tim Wigmore:The Dark Side of T20 Freelancing, A ESPNCRICINFO Article

February was just another month in the life of Chris Gayle. A quick scan of his Instagram account reveals a man who partied with Shaggy and Didier Drogba, dined out with Kumar Sangakkara, played golf, relaxed by the pool with cocktails, and wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Cash is king." He even had time to fit in a little cricket in the Pakistan Super League in the UAE. This is the life of the self-proclaimed Universe Boss, and the idealised existence of the freelance T20 cricketer.

Read More at:http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine...y/1087589.html

Highly enjoyed this article, and rate it to be one of my best cricinfo reads.

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Old March 22, 2017, 02:22 AM
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good article but I think some of the commentators have a point about the comparison with gig economy workers being a bit facetious; only a select few have the chance to be overseas t20 players and the pay is generally way more than what cricketers would earn playing for their country. Also, there is often an element of choice in taking the pl route, between leagues and country (domestically or internationally) while gig jobs are often taken by those who don't enjoy such a luxury. Still, it's interesting to read about the mental and physical toll freelance cricket can take
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