Gough going nowhere
Yorkshire insist skipper Darren Gough will not be lured away by the lucrative contracts on offer in the Indian Premier League.
Last Updated: 26/02/08 9:59am
Yorkshire insist they are confident skipper Darren Gough will not be lured away by the lucrative contracts on offer in the Indian Premier League.
The new Twenty20 competition in India has attracted a host of big names and several English players have also been linked.
Players would miss the start of the County Championship should they join the PIL, but Gough's name has been mentioned in connection with a big-money move to India.
Gough could earn anything from £200,000 for playing in the tournament which runs from April1-June 18, but Yorkshire insist he is going nowhere.
37-year-old Gough is expected to play in his final season this year, and has spent the summer with his Strictly Come Dancing tour across the country.
Yorkshire's chief executive Stewart Regan is fully confident Gough has no intention of joining the IPL exodus and breaking his county contract.
"As far as we're concerned, Darren is our captain for next season and there's no indication that he has any intention of joining the IPL," said Regan.
"We've had a number of conversations with Darren and there's no suggestion of him joining the Indian tournament.
"I'm sure that if Darren had any intention of putting his name forward he'd have come and talked to us about it, but the club are not concerned at the moment.
"If any Yorkshire player was approached to join the league they'd have a big decision to make because that player would then have to buy himself out of his contract."