Former South Africa player and skipper, AB de Villiers has recently opened up about the BCCI’s stance of not allowing Indian players to play in foreign T20 leagues.
For a long time now, the BCCI has not allowed any active Indian cricketers to participate in any of the foreign leagues around the world.
Before de Villiers, Graeme Smith has also focused on this issue recently and wants that the BCCI should allow Indian cricketers to participate.
Now, according to de Villiers, BCCI may not open up right now but maybe in the future, they will allow their players to play outside of the IPL.
Additionally, de Villiers also sees a lot of merit in BCCI not allowing its players to play in foreign leagues.
Says de Villiers,
I would love to see it happening very soon but you don’t see Indian players being released for leagues around the world. So I don’t know if that will ever change.
Adding further, he says,
And rightfully so. I mean, the BCCI has a very clear plan with the players, they want to win World Cups. They want to make sure the players have the exposure they need and obviously there’s no league better than the IPL. Once some of the leagues maybe knock on their door, you never know.
Rest of the SA20 tournament to resume after ODI series between South Africa and England
Meanwhile, the inaugural edition of the SA20 has been stopped midway because the Proteas are hosting England for an ODI series.
This is going to be a three-match ODI series between the two sides. So, the rest of the SA20 action will begin on February 2.
Nicknamed Mr 360, AB de Villiers has the ability to hit shots all around the park. Now, after retirement, he has turned commentator for SA20.
On 2nd February, it will be the Durban Super Giants up against MI Cape Town.
Out of the 16-member squad, 15 players are a part of SA20. But now, they will be playing against England in the ODI series.
Meanwhile, the semifinalists of the tournament are almost decided and the league is nearing its end stage.
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