BCCI has refused to allow the Indian players in overseas T20 leagues and the decision hasn’t gone well with Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Lucknow Super Giants and others.
According to InsideSport, the officials of some of the teams have called the ruling unfair and illogical.
“No Indian player, including domestic players, will be allowed to play outside India until they retire from all forms of the game. If a player wants to play in the T20 league, he will have to cut off all ties with the BCCI,” a BCCI official was quoted on Saturday.
CSK wanted to bring MS Dhoni on board as a mentor for the CSA T20 league. “We haven’t heard from the BCCI on this. We have read through the media, but the call is extremely illogical and unfair if it is true. We want to use our support staff in the new leagues. If the BCCI stops us, it will be unfair,” said a top franchise management official.
Meanwhile, the cricket board is concerned about the interest of IPL team owners in foreign leagues.