Mohammad Aamer, Salman Butt, S Sreesanth, Mohammad Asif, Lou Vincent offered GPL contracts

Please note this is a humour article – work of pure fiction

The Supreme Court (SC) last week, announced that cricket enthusiast Gurunath Meiyappan was indeed indulged in betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The SC also held him as “team official” of Chennai Super Kings.

Miffed with the SC decision and high on enthusiasm as ever, Meiyappan finally decided to snap all ties with IPL and will now start a rival league, GPL. Just to clarify, it’s not the slang but yes with the players involved somewhere that too implies. However GPL stands for Gurunath Premier League. It is believed that the league will soon release its list of iconic players and are set to feature Mohammad Asif, Salman Butt, S Sreesanth, Lou Vincent and Danish Kaneria.

It is believed that Saleem Malik will be the GPL commissioner and a source with the executive committee, who didn’t wish to be named confirmed, “We are excited about GPL’s first edition and would like to confirm that Aamer too was offered a lucrative contract. However, he has declined, but that doesn’t dent our hopes. With tainted, I mean talented individuals like Asif, Butt, Kaneria, Vincent and others, it will be a grand success. We are in talks with gambling companies for the title sponsor.”

The reason for Aamer’s refusal is his want to be “a better human being.” On Thursday, he was quoted as saying, “My job is to play and do well and I am sure that I will return to international cricket as a better player and better human being and that’s my aim.”

“Being Human” or “human being”, with his quote Aamer has won the hearts of several Salman Khan fans, and they have vowed to support the cricketer’s return.

When Meiyappan’s father-in-law and former BCCI chief N Srinivasan was asked about his son-in-law’s involvement in this new league, he simply declined to comment on it only saying, “It’s a private matter.”

(Suvajit Mustafi consumes cricket for lunch, fiction for dinner and munches numerous other snacks throughout the day. Yes, a jack of several trades, all Suvajit dreamt of was being India’s World Cup winning skipper but ended up being a sports writer, author, screenwriter, director, copywriter, graphic designer, sports marketer, strategist, entrepreneur,  philosopher and traveller. Donning so many hats, it’s cricket which gives him the ultimate high and where he finds solace. He can be followed at @RibsGully and rivu7)