We don’t lend our players to any other foreign cricket league: Rajeev Shukla, vice president of the BCCI
Rajeev Shukla, vice president of the BCCI, recently dispelled rumors that former Indian captain MS Dhoni would be coaching the Johannesburg Super Kings in the first season of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) T20 league. It should be noted that the proprietors of several IPL franchises purchased all six of the CSA T20 league’s franchises, and the Johannesburg Super Kings have signed players who have previously played for CSK, including Moeen Ali, Mahesh Theekshana, and Faf du Plessis.
In addition to the CSA T20 league, the UAE has also established the ILT20 league, which will run concurrently with the CSA T20 league from January through February of 2023. While the BCCI has been stringent about not allowing the Indian cricketers to join any other T20 league, both of these new leagues have been bringing in top players from all over the world.
Shukla recently reaffirmed that there is no BCCI regulation prohibiting Indian cricket players from participating in any other overseas cricket tournament and emphasized the value of players sticking with the IPL.
Our Indian Premier League is a sizable league in itself: Richard Shukla
“We don’t supply our players to any other foreign cricket competition. We have a clear policy in place for this. We cannot permit any of our players to affiliate themselves in any way with any foreign league since our Indian Premier League is a huge league,”
Leg spinner Pravin Tambe previously competed for the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League without receiving a NOC from the BCCI, which meant that despite signing a contract, he was unable to compete in the IPL. The popularity of the IPL event, which has been unequaled by any other international cricket tournament, has been one of the primary drivers behind BCCI’s rigorous regulation.
The IPL has been a terrific venue for young people worldwide to showcase their potential because the players have been purchased for astronomical sums of money.