T20 leagues have gained massive popularity over the years, especially with the advent of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. Not only the players have admired it but also the common public. Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh, and Pakistan also followed them to make their competitions franchise-based that has helped them to unearth new talents and gives opportunities for all the cricketers to showcase their skills.
The Big Bash League, Mzansi Super League, and Pakistan Super League have also attracted widespread popularity and help discover new talents. However, there’s one aspect of this, which gets vastly discussed is why Indian players never partake in overseas T20 tournaments. While BCCI never permits their players to participate, other country’s players are free to play in any competition around the globe without compromising on their international commitments.
While it is understandable that regular international players don’t get the allowance. However, BCCI can permit the domestic cricketers, who perform well in IPL or local competitions. It is imperative that the Indian cricket Board allows their players to take the call of participating in the overseas competitions.
We take a look at five reasons why Indian must be permitted to take part in foreign T20 leagues:
Getting knowledge of the alien conditions:
While the Indian team perform reasonably well in overseas conditions, they miss out on delivering a blow needed to win the series or ICC tournaments. Partaking in popular cricketing competitions around the globe can help them acquire invaluable knowledge of the conditions.
Such knowledge and experience would undeniably help them when they visit the nations to feature in international matches. Accordingly, the batsmen, bowlers, and captains would be able to adjust their strategies and techniques. Hence, being aware of the conditions beforehand is a vital advantage for any visiting team.