Indian cricketers can now play T20 leagues: Reports

Where cricketers from every country enjoy the perks of playing T20 leagues across the world, many Indian cricketers still curse the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for not allowing its players to take part in the tournaments across the world.

Although many Indian cricketers from multiple levels are roped into the world's cash-richest league, the Indian Premier League, yet they desire to feature in the competitions like The Hundred, Caribbean Premier League, Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League, and many more. 

The BCCI does not allow NOC to its players, wanting them to focus on domestic cricket rather than concentrating on foreign leagues. However, it has been heard the board is likely to allow Indian cricketers to take part in T20 leagues across the world.

The final call on the decision will be made during BCCI's annual general meeting in September 2022. The decision has been reported after six IPL franchises bought teams in Cricket South Africa's T20 league's inaugural edition.

It has been heard the franchises are pressuring the board to let the players play in the newly-launched CSA league, which is yet to be named. However, the top-notch cricketers, who are centrally contracted by the board, will still be not allowed to take part in any foreign league. 

A source was quoted as saying,

"Few IPL teams with a presence in leagues abroad have requested the BCCI to allow Indian players. But we have to discuss this at the AGM before coming to any conclusion. It is a contentious issue as IPL is successful because of the exclusivity it provides. Definitely, we won’t lose that. As for Indian players playing abroad, it may happen due to the growing number of franchise leagues."

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