Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh formally writes to the BCCI seeking permission for playing in overseas T20 leagues.
The left-handed batsman recently retired from all forms of International Cricket. He had also confirmed that he will not be participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But he expressed his will to play foreign leagues for “fun.”
“He wrote to the board yesterday. I don’t see an issue in him getting the nod to play in overseas leagues now that he has retired from international cricket and IPL,” a BCCI source told PTI on Tuesday (June 18).
Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, who had retired from international cricket, were permitted to be part of the T10 League in the UAE.
Last month, Irfan Pathan became the first Indian player to be included in the Caribbean Premier League draft though he remains an active first-class player and did not take prior permission from the BCCI.
The BCCI had also withdrawn his brother Yusuf’s NOC for participation in a Hong Kong T20 tournament two years ago.
Last week, Yuvraj had said that he was looking forward to playing in overseas T20 leagues.
“I want to play T20 cricket. At this age, I can manage to play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It’s been too stressful just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL,” the 2011 World Cup hero had said at his retirement event in Mumbai on June 11.