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Former India bowler Irfan Pathan and Suresh Raina on Saturday spoke about how the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have a look at permitting non-contracted Indian gamers to play in no less than two international T20 leagues exterior the Indian Premier League. However board officers really feel that exclusivity is the important thing.

A BCCI official mentioned that the entire concept to maintain the Indian cricketers away from different T20 leagues was to make them unique. He went on to counsel that the intent is at all times there to offer a system the place non-contracted gamers are in a position to command a great worth on the public sale.

“One often finds these views emanating from those that can see the wall of retirement approaching and it is solely pure. That is their view. It is the luxurious of getting the liberty of a tunnel imaginative and prescient with a view to additional their very own pursuits and that is completely superb.

“From the perspective of the board and the pursuits of Indian cricket, the intent is to make sure a system the place the non-contracted gamers are in a position to command good worth on the IPL public sale. Exclusivity is the important thing,” the official mentioned.

The truth is, he went on so as to add that those that have stakes within the IPL ought to chorus from investing in international leagues.

“The time has as an alternative arrived the place funding in international leagues by those that have a stake within the IPL must be restricted as that flies within the face of the rules of battle propounded by the Apex Courtroom and in these circumstances each little bit of Indian cash is required to spice up the Indian financial system slightly than boosting international economies,” the official defined.

There have been stories in latest occasions that IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders is perhaps eager to spend money on The Hundred whether it is opened to personal funding.

As for permitting Indian gamers in T20 leagues, Raina in an Instagram stay video chat with Irfan mentioned: “I want BCCI plans one thing with ICC or the franchises that Indian gamers who haven’t got contract with the BCCI are allowed to play exterior. A minimum of enable us to play in two completely different international leagues. If we play high quality cricket when it comes to international leagues, then it could be good for us. All worldwide gamers make a comeback by enjoying in all these leagues.”

Irfan echoed the emotions and mentioned he had provides to play in “three leagues” when he was supplied the J&Okay job.

“I had provides from three leagues in my hand after I was approached for the Jammu and Kashmir staff. The primary one I will not be taking their identify, I had rejected them straightaway. The second was Carribean Premier League and I had their contract in my palms. Solely factor was that I needed to take permission and retire. The third was the T10 league. I used to be doing the rounds of the BCCI to know what the foundations have been. However I felt there was no higher supply than to serve Jammu and Kashmir cricket,” he mentioned.


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