If the circulating reports are to be true, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to allow NOC to Indian players to participate in the T20 leagues around the world. Yet, some of the cricketers will not be eligible to enjoy the perks.
It has been heard that the board’s centrally contracted players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and others will be not allowed to take part in any of the T20 leagues. After reviewing its decision, the BCCI will make a final call at the upcoming Annual General Meeting in September.
According to Latest Indian Cricket News, the IPL franchises have forced the board to let their players participate in the newly launched CSA’s T20 league. Since the six IPL franchises have bought teams in South Africa’s league, they are willing to see their players play in the competition.
One of the BCCI officials reportedly stated,
“Few IPL teams with a presence in leagues abroad have requested the BCCI to allow Indian players. But we have to discuss this at the AGM before coming to any conclusion. It is a contentious issue as IPL is successful because of the exclusivity it provides. Definitely, we won’t lose that. As for Indian players playing abroad, it may happen due to the growing number of franchise leagues.”
Where players from all over the world enjoy playing several high-profile competitions like Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, Vitality T20 Blast, and others, Indian cricketers are only bounded to the Indian Premier League.
It is because the BCCI wants the players to concentrate on domestic cricket rather than focusing on international franchise-based cricket. Multiple Indian cricketers have raised voices in regard earlier. It seems like their dream to feature in world-class cricket is going to come true soon.
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