- Robin Uthappa wants to be allowed to play in foreign leagues
- BCCI is seeking permission to play in leagues, including Big Bash
- Male players are banned while female players are permitted
New Delhi: After Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan in the overseas leagues Robin Uthappa pleads for permission to play cricket. Players playing in BCCI’s tournaments are not allowed to play in foreign leagues. The BCCI will only be allowed to play in foreign leagues if it announces its retirement from domestic leagues in India.Also Read: Brendon McCullum: A Storm-Like Storm!
Uthappa’s plea is that they will be allowed to play in foreign leagues. It is hurtful to not be allowed to play. Opportunities in such leagues can be used to learn about the game and grow. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly thinks in the straight way. “I am hopeful that Ganguly will make a favorable decision in this regard,” Uttappa told BBC News.
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BCCI bans only male players Women players can play in foreign leagues. Players like Smriti Mandana and Harman Preet Kaur are playing in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash tournament. The Indian women’s players are also in the Super League tournament in England. Male players, on the other hand, are not allowed to play in such leagues. The 48-year-old Praveen Tamba, who had earlier played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was disqualified for playing in the Sharjah T10 league.
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Yusuf Pathan and Harbhajan Singh had earlier applied for permission but were not considered by the BCCI. Yuvraj Singh has also been announced to retire from playing in a foreign league. “Suresh Raina has demanded that BCCI players be allowed to play in league matches in other countries. With so many players demanding the same, it remains to be seen whether the BCCI will compromise.