Former Indian star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh wants to return to domestic cricket playing for Punjab, but BCCI’s new policy is a hurdle on his way to return. Yuvraj announced his retirement from cricket in June 2019. He has reportedly said that he wishes to come out of retirement and play domestic cricket for Punjab.
Yuvraj Singh has been one of the finest white-ball cricketers in the history of the game. He is famous for hitting six sixes against Stuart Broad in an over during the 2007 T2o World Cup. He was also the Man of the Series in India‘s 2011 World Cup victory. The man who battled cancer and came back to play again for the nation in his top form, when many doubted him.
BCCI’s policies may hamper a chance for Yuvraj Singh’s comeback
A BCCI official has said the final call lies with BCCI over the permission for Yuvraj Singh to return from retirement to play domestic cricket. The BCCI policies may be a hurdle because he has already been given the one-time retirement benefit and has been earning a 22,500 pension ever since retiring.
“Getting to spend time with someone as experienced as Yuvraj could be the best thing to happen for the young players coming into the Punjab squad. But then, he has not only received a one-time benefit post-retirement but also reportedly gets a pension of around Rs 22,500. These are all documented in the accounts of the BCCI as well from the time of his retirement in 2019. The final call lies with the board.” A BCCI official told ANI
Yuvraj Singh requests BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to allow him to play domestic cricket
The latest report suggests Yuvraj Singh has sent a mail to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and Joint secretary Jay Shah, requesting them to allow him to come out of retirement and play domestic cricket for Punjab. He has reportedly, mentioned in the mail that he won’t participate in any Global T20 league if he is granted permission to play for Punjab.
PCA secretary Puneet Bali had approached Yuvraj with a request to come out of retirement last month and return to the Punjab team as a player-cum-mentor.