Why Indian cricketers don’t play in BBL and other foreign leagues ?

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Why Indian cricketers don't play in BBL and other foreign leagues
Why Indian cricketers don't play in BBL and other foreign leagues

T20 format cricket has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. T20 leagues have become fan’s favorite. As we all know, IPL is the most famous cricket league in the world but you have also heard the name of other T20 league, known as BBL. It is just another cricket league which attracts a lot of audience. It is not as famous as IPL but it is also a great league and many big names play in BBL. Many foreign players play in IPL but have you ever wondered Why Indian cricketers don’t play in BBL and other foreign leagues. We will tell you the reason in this article.

Big Bash League (BBL) was established in 2011 by Cricket Australia. It is the second most-watched cricket league in the world after Indian Premier League. A total of eight city-based teams consisting of both regional and international players take part in the league. In BBL, a bat flip technique is used for toss instead of the coin flip.

  • In 2019 also, Irfan Pathan was given a warning by BCCI for putting up his name in the Caribbean Premier League draft without taking the permission. Later, he also had to withdraw his name from the CPL.
  • Yuvraj Singh was able to play in the Global T20 League in Canada after he retired from Indian cricket, including the IPL.
  • Leg-spinner Pravin Tambe was disqualified from playing in IPL because in played in the T10 League in the UAE in 2018. Tambe retired in 2018 to play the T10 League but then came out of retirement and registered himself for the IPL auction, where KKR picked him for Rs 20 lakh.

In an Instagram Live session, Suresh Raina told Irfan Pathan that the BCCI should allow cricketers to play in foreign domestic leagues.

Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan on Indian players in foreign leagues
Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan on Indian players in foreign leagues

“I wish BCCI plans something with ICC or the franchises that Indian players get to play foreign leagues. At least allow us to play in two different foreign leagues. If we play quality cricket in terms of foreign leagues, then it would be good for us. All international players make a comeback by playing in all those leagues.”