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Salary caps will be detrimental to game

ENGLISH Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore warned Asian clubs yesterday that a salary cap would have a detrimental effect on their game.

The popular method of controlling spending in clubs is used in American sports and in Australia's domestic A-League but Scudamore, a decade in his role with the Premier League, was against the idea. "Ultimately, your best talent will be picked off because you are uncompetitive if you have a cap," Scudamore told an Asian Football Confederation meeting in Kuala Lumpur. "The threat is in the middle ranking clubs scouting for everybody's talent. I can't think of a practical way for a worldwide salary cap."


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