Last Update on: August 9th, 2022 at 11:48 am
Amid the growth of players willing to participate in the UAE-based franchise cricket league International League T20 (ILT20), Chris Lyn might find it difficult to play in the league as one of the specialist overseas cricketers in the upcoming season.
Moeen Ali along with Andre Russell, Dawid Malan, Wanindu Hasiranga, Sunil Narine, Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Fabien Allen, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Dushmantha Chameera, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Chris Jordan, Tom Banton, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Lynn Rovman Powell and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have all signed up to the play in the IPL T20.
Cricket Australia Has Not Received Any NOCs From Players: CA Spokesperson
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia‘s decision on Lynn is based on the decision to keep the interest of the fans alive in Australia’s best domestic T20 tournament. It is being said that Lynn’s management, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and the UAE league are aware of CA’s position and their decision on Lynn. Cricket Australia also said that they have not yet received any application for NOCs for any player so far.
“Cricket Australia has not received any applications for No Objection Certificates pertaining to a player’s participation in any overseas competitions for the upcoming season,” a CA spokesperson said.
“Our guiding principle remains the prioritisation and protection of Australia’s domestic summer of cricket and the interests of the game overall. As such, NOCs are generally only issued for the period after the Australian season has finished” he further added.
Chris Lynn: BBL’s Top Scorer With 3005 Runs
Chris Lynn would need an NOC even if he does not play the BBL. That would be difficult given that the ACB is his home cricket board and they are unwilling to allow him to play in the ILT20 in the best interest of BBL. However, it is also understood that any move to deny him from playing in the ILT20 could be a restraint of trade under Australian law.
Lynn was released by Brisbane Heat ahead of the new BBL season and currently, he is without a deal. However, Adelaide Strikers are interested in signing him up ahead of the next season. Lynn is the highest scorer in the BBL with 3005 runs in over 100 games at a strike rate of 148.83 and an average close to 35.