Big Bash League (BBL) is one of the most-watched domestic T20 tournament in the world. The league attracts plenty of world-class stars. The tenth edition of Big Bash League is certain to keep the fans at the edge of their seats.
Australia’s very own lucrative league is all to commence from December second week onwards. At the same time, Team India led by Virat Kohli is scheduled to tour Australia for an important assignment.
Team India will look to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in the foreign nation. India and Australia will battle it out at each other in limited-overs series before playing the four-match Test series.
BBL teams eager to pick three Indian players
With international assignments set to be the top-most priority, several Australian stars will be skipping the Big Bash League. The BBL added that franchises will be given a chance to rope in three international players.
This presents a good opportunity for clubs to sign marquee players. Since the league began in 2010, clubs are permitted to sign only two overseas players in their playing XI. The competition is designed in such a way to give local players a chance.
The money for the third international cricketer will be obtained from the player payment pool and an extra investment from CA.
As per reports in cricket.com.au, Indian fans might see their favorite stars in action for the Big Bash League. The report suggests that BBL clubs are curious to sign MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Yuvraj Singh.
Dhoni, Raina need to get a No Objection Certificate from BCCI
Since MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh don’t have any other commitment, they might play this season’s BBL. However, before that, these players will have to obtain NOC from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Earlier, Yuvraj Singh expressed his interest to play on Aussie pitches. The former Indian cricketer is eligible to take part in Big Bash League. Nonetheless, this isn’t the case with MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina.
Since Dhoni and Raina are part of the IPL, BCCI doesn’t provide a NOC to the players who are part of Indian cricket.
Earlier, the former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina urged BCCI to permit non-contracted cricketers to take part in overseas domestic leagues.
Raina thinks that this would do a world of good for the cricketers who want to gain experience. No Indian player is permitted to take part in foreign-based leagues unless he has called it quits from Indian cricket. (International and domestic cricket including the IPL).