While Big Bash League (BBL) is considered as one of the renowned T20 leagues in the world cricket, Indian players haven’t featured in this league as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has a rule in place that the players are not allowed to take part in overseas leagues.
On the other hand, Indian players will have to get a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the board to take part in the overseas leagues but they only get it after they announce their retirement from domestic and international cricket as well.
However, a report in the Sydney Morning Herald has recently suggested that fans could witness one of India’s greatest all-rounders to be featured in Australia’s Big Bash League. It has also been reported that Yuvraj Singh, who has already retired from international cricket last year, wants to play in the T20 league in Australia. Click here to bet on cricket events.
However, the T20 league is yet to witness the participation of an Indian male cricketer since its beginning. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh can now take part in the foreign league. Notably, he has already played in Global T20 Canada last year after receiving the NOC from the BCCI as well.
On the other hand, Yuvraj’s manager Jason Warne of W Sports & Media has confirmed that Cricket Australia was trying to find a franchise that might be interested to sign the former Indian cricketer. “We’re working with CA to try to find him a home,” Warne revealed on Monday.
Yuvraj Singh played an important role in India’s 2011 World Cup win where he won the player of the tournament award and last featured for India in 2017. The left-hander has scored 8701 runs in 304 ODIs and also claimed 111 wickets. He has also played 40 Tests and 58 T20Is for India too.
Australian Cricketers’ Association president Shane Watson has said that the inclusion of Indian players in the T20 event would be “incredible” as well.
“It would be incredible for them to be able to play in these tournaments. That is the ideal situation. There are so many world-class T20 players in India that aren’t playing for India that could be potentially available to play in the Big Bash and other tournaments around the world,” he had said. “If that’s able to happen, that would make a massive difference.”