Hashim Amla, David Miller feel GDL T20 won't be hurt by Indian players' unavailability

PTI, May, 07 2017

Bangalore: The South African batting duo of Hashim Amla and David Miller on Saturday said the unavailability of Indian players in the upcoming T20 Global Destination League will not be a big issue as similar tournaments are being held successfully without them all over the world.

Hashim Amla in action in IPL 2017. Sportzpics

Hashim Amla in action in IPL 2017. Sportzpics

"The Indian players do not play any of the T20 leagues around the world but other T20 tournaments are being held successfully. Hence, I don't think it would be that big an issue," Amla told PTI in Bangalore.

The BCCI has never allowed Indian players to participate in any of the T20 leagues around the world including the Big Bash in Australia and NatWestT20 Blast in England, besides Caribbean Premier League in West Indies.

"It is for the BCCI to take a decision on it, but I am very aware of how boards like to keep their players fresh, on which I do not have any comments to make," he said.

Joining the issue, Miller said inspite of unavailability of the Indian players in the South African league, domestic players will be exposed to many world-class players.

"Despite the unavailability of Indian players in the new league, guys in South Africa are still going to be exposed to Australians, New Zealand, English and other international players," he said.

Miller said he cannot think of any other league in the world that can compete with the IPL because of the huge money involved and large-scale exposure players get.

"In a sense, it has got huge money; it has got all the exposure - it has got everything. So, I don't think any other league around the globe can compete with IPL," he said.

Published Date: May 07, 2017 | Updated Date: May 07, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115