Indians in Foreign Leagues – BCCI Stand ‘No Indian allowed’: As reported earlier by InsideSport, BCCI officials are very upset on announcements…
Indians in Foreign Leagues – BCCI Stand ‘No Indian allowed’: As reported earlier by InsideSport, BCCI officials are very upset on announcements by some of the new foreign leagues. As names of MS Dhoni and others for mentorship roles in ILT20 League & CSAT20 league are doing the rounds, BCCI is ready to pass a diktat for everyone. That is no Indian player, contracted or retired will be allowed to join these leagues in any capacity.: Follow IPL 2023 LIVE Updates & Indian Cricket LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
Now according to a report by The Indian Express, MS Dhoni or others are not even allowed to do any kind of mentoring for the teams. It is worth noting that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Cricket Limited has bought a team in Cricket South Africa’s upcoming T20 venture.
“It’s clear, no Indian player including domestic players can take part in any other league until he is retired from all forms of the game. If any player wants to take part in these upcoming leagues he can only do so when he cuts off all ties with the BCCI,” a BCCI official told The Indian Express.
When asked if a player like Dhoni can be part of such a league as a mentor or as a coach, the BCCI official said, “Then he can’t play IPL for CSK. He has to retire here first.”: The paper has further reported.
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IPL Owners in Foreign Leagues: The world’s richest cricket board BCCI is getting concerned about the growing interest of IPL team owners in the foreign leagues. Be it the Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants or others – all are on buying spree in the foreign leagues.
One of the BCCI top official reluctantly admitted to InsideSport that they are ‘very concerned‘ on the recent development.
In order to protect their interest, BCCI is unlikely to change the status of ban on Indian players playing in these foreign leagues.
“BCCI has created a brand IPL and the entire sporting world is in awe of it. We have to protect our brand. We are very concerned when the name of IPL owners is being associated with every foreign league.
“They are free to invest wherever they want but we will not allow any kind brand leveraging on account of IPL. No Indian player past or present would be allowed to join these leagues.”, said upset BCCI official.
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IPL Owners in Foreign Leagues – Why is BCCI Concerned? Be it the UAE’s ILT20, Cricket South Africa’s T20 league or Caribbean Premier League, IPL Owners are prominent buyers of teams in these leagues.
- Caribbean Premier League: 3 Out of 5 owners are IPL Team owners i.e Rajasthan ROYALS, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders
- ILT20 League: KKR, MI, Delhi Capitals owners have taken teams in league promoted by the Emirates Cricket Board
- CSA T20 League: All 6 teams in the league are owned by IPL Team owners.
BCCI is flooded with requests from various boards and players to allow non-contracted Indian players to play in these leagues. But the Indian board is unlikely to relent.
The BCCI has so far restricted their players’ participation in other leagues and the status quo on the subject is set to continue.
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