Veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who recently announced his retirement from international cricket is likely to feature in the upcoming Euro T20 Slam. Last week, Toronto Nationals roped in the dashing all-rounder for the Global T20 Canada starting from July 25. This will be his second franchise-based league after bidding farewell to international cricket.
Yuvraj to play in Euro T20 Slam
Earlier this month, on announcing his retirement, Yuvraj Singh indicated his desire to play in overseas T20 competitions. He said that he wants to play some fun cricket and enjoy his time away from the stressful international cricket. Dean Jones, one of the board members of the Euro T20 Slam advisory committee, revealed the news of Yuvraj showing interest to feature in the Euro T20 Slam.
The former Australian cricketer also revealed that more and more players are looking to retire from international cricket and play in the franchise leagues. Recently, fast bowler Manpreet Goni announced his retirement to ply his trade in the Global T20 Canada.
There are a few things going on in Indian cricket and since BCCI is not giving permission to take part in foreign T20 leagues, some Indian cricketers are announcing retirement so they can be free to play anywhere they want,” Jones said to CricketNext. “Yuvraj Singh is one of them and he’s confirmed to us his interest to join the Euro T20 Slam,” he added.
Alongside Yuvraj Singh, there are also a few Indian cricketers who are on the radar of the management who are willing to sign for the Euro T20 Slam. Dean Jones sounded hopeful about roping in a few more Indian players to capture the market of this country. AB de Villiers, Andre Russell, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir are some other big names who are likely to feature in the Euro T20 league.
India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will boost any team he plays for. His ability to contribute to all the departments makes him one of the sought after cricketers even at 37. The tournament will run from August 30 to September 22 in Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.