New Delhi: Former Indian quick bowler Irfan Pathan and Suresh Raina mentioned that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ought to permit Indian gamers who do not have a contract with the nationwide staff to play in international T20 leagues.
While Pathan retired from all types of cricket in January this yr, Raina has not performed for India since July 2018.
“I want BCCI plans one thing with ICC or the franchises that Indian gamers who do not have contract with the BCCI are allowed to play exterior. At least permit us to play in two totally different international leagues.
“If we play quality cricket in terms of foreign leagues, then it would be good for us. All international players make a comeback by playing in all those leagues,” mentioned Raina in an Instagram dwell video chat with Pathan.
Pathan coached the Jammu and Kashmir staff within the home season this yr and he mentioned that he had affords to play in “three leagues” when he was supplied the J&Ok job.
“I had affords from three leagues in my hand after I was approached for the Jammu and Kashmir staff. The first one I will not be taking their identify, I had rejected them straightaway. The second was Carribean Premier League and I had their contract in my palms.
“Only thing was that I had to take permission and retire. The third was the T10 league. The only thing was that I had to announce my retirement and I was doing the rounds of the BCCI to understand what the rules were. But I felt there was no better offer than to serve Jammu and Kashmir cricket,” he mentioned.
Pathan additionally spoke about the best way Indian gamers will probably be helped if they’re uncovered to the cultures that exist in different international locations by way of international leagues. He mentioned that these gamers who’re above the age of 30 and out of reckoning for worldwide matches must be allowed to play exterior the nation.
“There is a distinct mindset in numerous international locations. Michael Hussey made his debut on the age of 29 for Australia, an Indian participant can by no means make his debut on 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,” he mentioned.