David Warner DC (Image Credits: Twitter)
David Warner DC (Image Credits: Twitter)

David Warner is allegedly in discussions to play in the UAE’s first-ever T20 League next year. Should an agreement be struck, he would forgo the redesigned Big Bash League, which would be a shocking development for Australian cricket (BBL). 

According to News Corp, Warner is presently negotiating to join the T20 league, in which all six teams will have financial support from different IPL franchise owners. According to rumours, each of the six clubs may also hire four players from their IPL parent teams. 

David Warner, KKR vs DC
David Warner, (Image: BCCI)

David Warner Seeking NOC From Cricket Australia

“Each franchise will be allowed to sign four players of their choice outside of the draft or auction which we will decide later. It could be any player who has a NOC from his home board,” according to Mubashir Usmani, the secretary-general of the Emirates Cricket Board, as quoted by Cricbuzz. 

The 35-year-old Warner is now in negotiations to obtain a clearance and join the league, which is anticipated to conflict with the most recent BBL season. 

David Warner (Image Credits: Twitter)
David Warner (Image Credits: Twitter)

To participate in any international tournament, the batting superstar must first get a No Objection Certificate from Cricket Australia (CA). And there is a good chance that CA might thwart any such action. 

According to the source, CA may even think about mandating BBL attendance for its contractual talents in the future in order to prevent encountering a similar circumstance. 

Warner has previously played for the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers. He has participated in the IPL frequently, having played for the Delhi Capitals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad, the latter of which he led to the 2016 championship. 

David Warner, IPL 2021, SRH
David Warner. Image Source: Twitter

Each of the six clubs will have a payroll cap of about $2 million, according to a report. 

The 35 matches of the tournament will all begin in January of the following year. With the BBL and Pakistan Super League, it will probably clash. 

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