Days after a report recommended that former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan is set to highlight in the Lanka Premier League, the cricketer-turned-pundit himself concocted a tweet to uncover that he hasn’t affirmed his accessibility for any T20 association on the planet yet.
Notwithstanding, the 35-year-old, who last played an expert match in February 2019, additionally added that he wishes to play in the T20 alliances around the globe in the future.
“I wish to play T20 leagues around the world in future, but at this stage, I haven’t confirmed my availability in any Leagues,” Irfan Pathan, who has played for teams including Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL, tweeted.
I wish to play T20 Legues around the world in future, but at this stage I haven’t confirmed my availability in any Leagues.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 3, 2020
Irfan Pathan resigned from all type of cricket in January this year and has been one of the promoters recommending that BCCI ought to permit its non-contracted players to proceed to play in the unfamiliar classes. Outstandingly, BCCI is the main cricket board on the planet which doesn’t permit its cricketers to highlight in the unfamiliar T20 groups.
Suresh Raina Feels the Same:
Star cricketers like Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, and Yuvraj Singh are either resigned or not in the slightest degree considered for choice in the national group and this leaves them with very little of cricket to play consistently.
The players have said that the norm of Ranji Trophy has declined with the progression of time and to sharpen some new aptitudes which would assist them with advancing their case for a rebound they ought to be permitted to play in unfamiliar associations and increase understanding.
“There is a different mindset in different countries. Michael Hussey made his debut at the age of 29 for Australia, an Indian player can never make his debut at the age of 30. I think as long as you are fit, you should be available to play for your country.
I would suggest that all those players who are 30 years old and they are not on your radar to play international matches, you should allow them to play in foreign leagues,” Irfan Pathan had earlier said in an Instagram Live chat with Suresh Raina.
BCCI on the other hand had said that “exclusivity is the key”. The board believes that the non-contracted players are able to command good value at the IPL auction because of their exclusivity of not playing in other T20 leagues.
“From the point of view of the board and the interests of Indian cricket, the intent is to ensure a system where the non-contracted players are able to command good value at the IPL auction. Exclusivity is the key,” a BCCI official had earlier said.