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Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: South Africa T20 League: Former Australian captain and IPL winner Adam Gilchrist is the latest to join the chorus…

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: South Africa T20 League: Former Australian captain and IPL winner Adam Gilchrist is the latest to join the chorus against BCCI. He too has demanded that Indian players be allowed to play in foreign franchise leagues. BCCI maintains a general ban on active male cricketers from playing in foreign competitions. Gilchrist argued that it will not reduce the value of IPL. On the contrary, it will help other leagues grow as well. Follow Indian cricket live updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Not a single Indian plays in any other T20 league, why I think it (Indian presence in other leagues) will not reduce the IPL, it will only grow if they can play in Australia or South Africa,” Gilchrist said Friday at a New South Wales government event in Mumbai.

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Adam Gilchrist denounces BCCI on IPL exclusivity, says ‘Indian players should be allowed to play foreign leagues’

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: BCCI likely to ALLOW Indian players to play in FOREIGN leagues, decision at AGM in September: Follow live updates

Adam Gilchrist at a Mumbai Cricket Association event on Thursday
Adam Gilchrist is not alone. As IPL franchises expand their presence in the UAE and South Africa and acquire franchises, they too have begun to demand the availability of Indian players. But BCCI believes that if Indian players play in other leagues, IPL will not have the exclusivity of Indian stars. That way, other leagues will lay claim to BCCI’s big IPL pie.

“I’m not saying this in a provocative sense, isn’t that a fair question? If there is a second IPL window – I believe that is the proposal – it will permeate more into international cricket. That will further damage the domestic tournaments in those countries, but India will still not help them build their market. It doesn’t seem like a two-way street.” Adam Gilchrist said.

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Adam Gilchrist denounces BCCI on IPL exclusivity, says ‘Indian players should be allowed to play foreign leagues’

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Will BCCI Allow Indian Players In Foreign Leagues?

  • IPL franchises have requested BCCI to change its stance on Indian players in foreign competitions.
  • As more and more franchise leagues are mushrooming, the Indian players remain in high demand.
  • Six IPL franchises have taken over all six teams in the newly established CSA T20 League.
  • In the UAE International t20 League, 4 out of 6 owners are IPL team owners.
  • In CPL, three teams are partially or wholly owned by IPL franchises.
  • With that, BCCI is now under pressure to allow Indian active cricketers to play in such competitions.
  • However, BCCI is unwilling to admit that star players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah or Rishabh Pant can play in such leagues.
  • The BCCI is considering allowing only non-contracted players or players not featured in their state’s plans in domestic cricket.
  • If that happens, many cricketers will be ready to play in foreign leagues as the Indian domestic calendar has a huge 6 month gap.
  • A decision is likely to be made at the BCCI AGM in September.

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Adam Gilchrist denounces BCCI on IPL exclusivity, says ‘Indian players should be allowed to play foreign leagues’

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“I think the IPL is a wonderful addition to the cricket landscape, I’ve played six of them and loved it. I don’t want to be reported as anti-IPL. But why don’t Indian players come and play in the Big Bash League, why only a few leagues have access to every player in the world? Gilchrist argued.

As things stand, however, BCCI may take a step back. Now that IPL 2023 is all set to get a longer 74-day window, it will eat up more bilateral series. But more than BCCI’s influence in the ICC, boards like England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) are not opposed to the idea. With that, Gilchrist wants BCCI to have an open mind.

“I understand that the philosophy of the value the IPL gets is due to its exclusivity (from Indian players), but is that balanced, even playing field for the health of the game globally? It will bring in a lot of money for the IPL, the franchisees and certain players. Will it keep the game alive in other cricketing countries and that is the question for the ICC. We’re talking dollars, aren’t we, as opposed to game development,” he said.

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Adam Gilchrist denounces BCCI on IPL exclusivity, says ‘Indian players should be allowed to play foreign leagues’

IPL Franchises in Foreign Leagues:

  • Mumbai Indians: CSA T20 League, UAE T20 League
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Caribbean Premier League, UAE T20 League, USA
  • Rajasthan Royals: CSA T20 League, CPL
  • Lucknow Supergiants: CSA T20 League
  • Capitals of Delhi: UAE T20 League, CSA T20 League
  • Punjab Kings: CPL
  • Sunrise Hyderabad: CSA T20 League
  • Chennai Super Kings: CSA T20 League

As for BCCI allowing Indian players, a call will be answered shortly. At the request of IPL franchises, BCCI will discuss the idea at its AGM in September. Players without a central contract or fringe state players are allowed to play in franchise leagues abroad.

“Few IPL teams with a competitive presence abroad have asked BCCI to allow Indian players. But we need to discuss this at the AGM before we come to a conclusion. It is a contentious issue as IPL is successful because of the exclusivity it offers. We’re definitely not going to lose that. As for Indian players playing abroad, this could happen due to a growing number of franchise leagues,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

Indian Cricketers Foreign Leagues: Adam Gilchrist denounces BCCI on IPL exclusivity, says ‘Indian players should be allowed to play foreign leagues’

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