The oldest cricketer Pravin Tambe Will Not Play The IPL 2020

The Oldest Cricketer Pravin Tambe Will Not Play In The IPL 2020

Pravin Tambe
Pravin Tambe made his IPL debut aged 41. Photo by: Ron Gaunt / SPORTZPICS / IPL

Pravin Tambe, who became the oldest cricketer to be bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League 2020 auction, will not play in the 13th edition of IPL because he has violated the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) rules.

According to the BCCI, the Indian cricketer who is the part of IPL can’t play another overseas franchise leagues. Thus, Pravin Tambe has violated this rule. He sent his name for the draft in T10 League which automatically led his ouster from the game. Tambe also played in the T10 League 2019.

Pravin Tambe
Pravin Tambe (Credits – Twitter)

“BCCI rules strictly say that an Indian player has to be exclusively playing in the IPL or he has to stay away from the cash-rich league and participate in other leagues across the globe. To have sent in his name for the T10 draft and now to also be a part of the IPL is clearly against the BCCI protocol. So, he can’t play,” the BCCI functionary said.

Pravin Tambe was bought for 20 Lacs

The two-time IPL winners KKR bought the 48-year-old in the latest IPL auction, which held on 19th December 2019, for the base price of INR 20 Lacs.

In IPL 2013, the spinner made the debut for Rajasthan Royals at the age of 41-year-old. He also got the purple cap for the first time in his career by becoming the highest wicket-taker in the early IPL 2014 (till the 25th match). He then shifted his base to Gujarat Lions in 2016 when he played seven games.

The Oldest Cricketer Pravin Tambe Will Not Play In The IPL 2020 1
Pravin Tambe.

In 2017, Pravin Tambe was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 10 Lacs but didn’t play a match. Now, breaching the rule of BCCI will cost him to lose his place in the IPL 2020. In totals, he has played 33 IPL matches and picked 28 wickets, which also includes a four-wicket haul.

Also, according to the reports, the first IPL 2020 match will be played on March 29 at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). The cricket lovers are desperately waiting for this cricket festivals.

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