Yuvraj Singh formally seeks BCCI's permission for participation in overseas T20 leagues

Yuvraj Singh called time on his glorious international career last week and expressed his desire to play overseas leagues for 'fun'.

Press Trust of India, Jun 18, 2019 22:12:31 IST

New Delhi: Newly retired Yuvraj Singh has formally written to the BCCI seeking the board's permission to play in T20 leagues around the world.

Yuvraj called time on his glorious international career last week and expressed his desire to play overseas leagues for "fun".

Yuvraj Singh formally seeks BCCIs permission for participation in overseas T20 leagues

Yuvraj Singh recently announced his retirement from international cricket and IPL. Sportzpics

"He wrote to the board yesterday. I don't see an issue in him getting the nod to play in overseas leagues now that he has retired from international cricket and IPL," a BCCI source told PTI on Tuesday.

The BCCI has barred active players from taking part in overseas T20 leagues and that is one of the reasons, Yuvraj considered retirement to make himself available for competitions around the world.

Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, who had retired from international cricket, were allowed to be part of the T10 League in the UAE.

Last month, Irfan Pathan became the first Indian player to be included in the Caribbean Premier League draft though he remains an active first-class player and did not take prior permission from the BCCI.

The BCCI had also withdrawn his brother Yusuf's NOC for participation in a Hong Kong T20 tournament two years ago.

Last week, Yuvraj had said that he was looking forward to play in foreign T20 leagues.

"I want to play T20 cricket. At this age I can manage to play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It's been too stressful just thinking about my international career, performing and big tournaments like the IPL," said the 37-year-old.

Updated Date: Jun 18, 2019 22:12:31 IST


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