Cricket

Yuvraj Singh eyeing stint in Big Bash League, on look out for a franchise, says report

  • Press Trust of India
  • September 8th, 2020
  • 13:39:25 IST

Former Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is eyeing a stint in the Big Bash League and Cricket Australia is trying to help him find a team, a media report has said.

No Indian player has ever featured in the BBL as the country's cricket board (BCCI) doesn't allow active players to take part in overseas leagues.

The 38-year-old Yuvraj had retired from international and domestic cricket last year, clearing the decks to ply his trade in foreign leagues across the globe.

Yuvraj Singh in action for the Toronto Nationals. Twitter@GT20Canada

Yuvraj Singh in action for the Toronto Nationals. Twitter@GT20Canada

According to a report in Sydney Morning Herald, Yuvraj's manager Jason Warne of W Sports & Media has confirmed that Cricket Australia was trying to find a franchise that would be interested in the former Indian all-rounder.

"We're working with CA to try to find him a home," Warne said on Monday.

Yuvraj, the 2011 World Cup player of the tournament, last played for India in 2017.

The left-handed batsman has scored 8701 runs in 304 ODIs, besides taking 111 wickets for India. He has also played 40 Tests and 58 T20Is for the country.

However, as per the report, "interest in Yuvraj from BBL clubs had been modest to date."

Australian Cricketers' Association president Shane Watson, who plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, feels inclusion of Indian players to BBL would be "incredible".

"It would be incredible for them to be able to play in these tournaments. That is the ideal situation. There are so many world-class T20 players in India that aren't playing for India that could be potentially available to play in the Big Bash and other tournaments around the world," Watson said.

"If that's able to happen, that would make a massive difference."

Updated Date: September 08, 2020 13:39:25 IST

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