Yuvraj Singh likely to be the first Indian to play in BBL
Former veteran all rounder Yuvraj Singh is likely to be the first player from India to play in the Australian T20 league, the Big Bash League (BBL). The all rounder has expressed his desire to play in the tournament accronding to some prominent reports.
The Indian players are restricted to participate in any tournament before retirement. Therefore, he BBL has not experienced a Indian international. Meanwhile, as Yuvraj Singh is retired from both domestic and international cricket therefore, the all rounder would be free to play in foreign leagues.
Jason Warne of W Sports & Media, who is manager of the all rounder, confirmed that Cricket Australia were interested in finding a perfect accomodation in the teams for the Indian star.
“We’re working with CA to try to find him a home,”
Warne was quoted as saying by The Age on Monday.
Meanwhile, Shane Watson said that the availability of Indian players would make a ‘massive difference’.
“There is a chance but no Indian players have been able to be released in the past to come and play at the [other] T20 tournaments so that’s a big hurdle,” Watson said.
“It would be incredible for them to be able to play in these tournaments. That is the ideal situation. There are so many world-class T20 players in India that aren’t playing for India that could be potentially available to play in the Big Bash and other tournaments around the world. If that’s able to happen, that would make a massive difference.”