According to a report in New Indian Express, the Indian Cricket Board might allow Indian players to participate in foreign T20 leagues. The final choice will be made at the annual general meeting to be held in September. This might be a turning point in the history of Indian cricket and we might as well see players playing in different leagues around the world.
However, the report also reads that the centrally contracted players may not get to play in the foreign leagues. Even if the decision is made and the players are given a go-ahead, it will be applicable only for the domestic players or those who have not been centrally contracted. This decision comes after the Indian franchises bagged the South African teams for their upcoming new T20 league.
As per the reports, the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja may not be able to play as they are centrally contracted. As of now, only retired players are allowed to play foreign-based T20 leagues.
This might be a game-changer and might well become the turning point in Indian cricket history. Having said that, former players like Yuvraj Singh have already played in the Canada-based T20 league, so it will now be possible for the non-centrally contracted players to have a go. This might as well provide a great opportunity for the youngsters who are thriving to make a mark in the international arena.
The Indian T20 league has its uniqueness and many fear that it might lose that position if players are allowed to play in foreign leagues. The decision is now up to the members and officials of the board. We might as well see some stunning knocks of Indian players in foreign leagues if the Indian cricket board gives a go-ahead in the annual general meeting.