"I can sympathise with Kevin right now because he would not have wanted to miss the Ashes," said The former
"We should not look at the IPL as a problem, we should see it as the best opportunity to expand the game globally.
"The crux of the problem is the game must address the amount of cricket being played. So we shouldn’t be beating up individual athletes that may or may not have got injured at any given time," he said.
"But that is professional sport and as a professional you always try to play with a niggle. Sometimes you can play with it, sometimes you can’t," he said.
"It has nothing to do with money though, as cricketers want to play both for their franchise and their country.
"Look at football. David Beckham wants to play for
"It’s a very exciting time and the game must adapt because the sums of money on offer could soon start to match football.