Yuvraj Singh seeks BCCI’s permission to play in foreign leagues
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has sought permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) in order to participate in foreign leagues. The flamboyant left-hand batsman retired from international cricket last week. He had earlier stated that he won’t be participating in the IPL.
A senior BCCI official spoke to IANS and confirmed the news. “A couple of T20 leagues are interested to have him participate in their tournaments and Yuvraj has asked for the BCCI’s nod before moving with the idea of playing in T20 leagues as a freelance cricketer,” the official said.
Yuvraj eyes foreign leagues
“I want to play T20 cricket. At this age I can manage to play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It’s been too stressful just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL,” the 37-year-old said before drawing curtains on his illustrious career.
The BCCI has barred active cricketers from taking part in foreign leagues and that is one of the prime reasons of Yuvraj calling time on his international career. Earlier, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan took part in the T10 competition in the UAE.
Yuvraj was a part of the victorious squad of Mumbai Indians in the 12th edition of the IPL. He turned out in the initial games but spend most of his time warming the bench in the later stages of the tournament.
A legendary player in white-ball cricket
The southpaw has played 304 ODIs, 40 Test matches and 58 T20Is for India. He was instrumental in India winning the World T20 in 2007 and 2011 World Cup. It will be interesting to see if the dashing all-rounder gest to play in the major leagues across the world. It would be a treat for all his fans to see him play one more time.
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