Mumbai: The cash crunch in some parts of India has started affecting cricketers currently playing the IPL as well. With precious little time available between all the traveling, practicing, actually playing and partying, they are unable to visit several ATMs to get their cash and it is creating unnecessary pressure on them, resulting in poor performances on the field. Now they have requested the IPL governing body to give man of the match prize money in cash instead of handing out cheques to the winners to get rid of this cash crunch problem.
There has been some shortage of cash in some parts of the country due to irregular withdrawal pattern, system upgradation or removal of 2000 Rs notes from circulation or due to a dust storm in Timbuktu, depending on which WhatsApp forward you choose to believe. Due to the shortage, some ATMs have run dry and people are forced to search for working ATMs to withdraw their money.
Speaking to Faking News about their demand, a leading cricketer said, “Only time we get to go to an ATM is at the airport and due to the huge number of people passing through airports, those ATMs either don’t have money or the queues are too long these days. There are ATMs at hotels as well but people who used to come to click selfies with us are now coming to remove all the money from there before we arrive. There is no cash and then this man of the match award is another useless cheque, what to do with it if we can’t get the cash.”
“Our teams take care of hotel stay and travel but still, we need to have some cash with us. Bande ka kabhi baahar golgappe khaane ka hi man kar jata hai, wo to cash hi lega. Instead of 1 Lakh, make the prize money 50,000 and the winner can take care of cash expenses of the entire team,” he further added.
We tried to contact IPL governing body for their response but all of them were busy searching for a working ATM in their respective areas.