Former Australian World Cup winning captain Allan Border has said that Cricket Australia (CA) should work to get Indian players for Big Bash T20 tournament as it would increase its reputation to a great extent.
Border wrote in ‘The Daily Telegraph’ that:
“The Big Bash League is a fabulous product, but it would be great to see a sprinkling of Indian players in the competition.
“While I am a big fan of the Big Bash in its current format, having some Indians and a few more international players from other countries would really lift it to the next level. No Big Bash franchise has ever signed an Indian player because the Indian Board is extremely protective of the Indian Premier League.”
Border said that CA should approach BCCI for the release of Indian players like Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina , MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli so as to add more international spark to the event.
“Maybe it is time for Cricket Australia to go to work behind the scenes and see if there can be some deal done to get a few Indians in the Big Bash. That would certainly help the status of the competition and also encourage more overseas players to be a part of it.
“The issue of the availability of Australian and international players is a tough one but I think that to make the Big Bash really flourish we need to encourage a few more internationals and hopefully get the Aussie stars on deck occasionally,” Border added.