Former England captain Michael Vaughan urged the Indian cricket board to allow their players to participate in different T20 leagues around the globe.
Since the emergence of the Indian Premier League, the brainchild of the then vice-president of BCCI Lalit Modi, in 2008, many countries planned to start their own T20 leagues.
As of now for a fringe player, who cannot meet the requirement to play for his national team in bilateral series, will be seen playing various T20 leagues across the globe.
Unlike IPL, not every league has the provision to play too many foreign players in one team because they prioritise to play as many national players as they can.
In IPL, one team can play not more than four overseas players, whereas, in Australia’s Big Bash League, the restriction goes down to two players.
But however, the entry of the Indian players in these overseas T20 leagues is complicated because of the strict clause imposed by the BCCI.
India should take a leaf out of all other countries: Michael Vaughan
If an Indian player wants to play in overseas T20 franchise tournaments, he will have to declare his retirement from international cricket and cannot participate in domestic competitions and IPL.
Vaughan wants the Indian players to play in other T20 leagues in order to gain exposure and experience.
“India should take a leaf out of all other countries … Allow their players to play in other leagues around the World to gain experience … #India #T20WorldCup,” Vaughan tweeted.
Yuvraj Singh and Manpreet Gony participated in Global T20 League
Yuvraj Singh and Manpreet Gony were the first Indian players to play in Canada’s Global T20 League in 2019 as they played for Toronto Nationals.
Mumbai leg-spinner Pravin Tambe featured for Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League in 2020.
Kolkata Knight Riders also bought him in IPL 2020 auction, but because of his participation in CPL, Tambe could not play in IPL and hence was roped in as a coach by the franchise.