The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) doesn’t allow its players to participate in any other league other than their own Indian Premier League. However, Cricket South Africa’s CEO Haroon Lorgat is hopeful of having the Indian players in the Global T20 league some day.
Talking ahead of the inaugural Global T20 draft, Lorgat said that it would be great if some Indian T20 specialists could take part in the tournament, which is due to be played in IPL style with eight teams and 57 games.
“We are happy that all top T20 players from different countries are going to take part in the tournaments. If the Indians walk into this league, it would be good for world cricket and of course for the league,” he said on BCCI’s decision of not allowing its players to play outside the IPL is something which is beyond their control.
The 57-year old Cricket South Africa chief Haroon Lorgat is also hoping that the Proteas learn to finish close games in their own T20 league. In other words, he wants the South African cricketers to shirk the tag of chokers on the world stage by learning to win knock matches in their new league.
To be noted, the players’ draft for the maiden edition of the Global League is set to be held in Cape Town on Sunday.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com