Former Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh has expressed his interest in playing Big Bash League. After taking his retirement from international cricket last year, Yuvraj was seen participating in Global T20 Canada.
Cricket Australia is currently looking for a franchise which could be interesting in adding Yuvraj to their squad, Yuvraj’s manager, Jason Warne told about the development.
“We’re working with CA to try to find him a home,” Warne said on Monday.
Yuvraj Singh is counted amongst the best limited over’s cricketers to have played the game. He played a vital role in helping India win the 2007 and 2011 World Cup. He took his retirement from international cricket on 10th June 2019. Post his retirement, Yuvraj Singh often expressed his interest in playing foreign T20 leagues.
BCCI, though, doesn’t allow Indian players to participate in overseas leagues. The players can take part in such leagues only after retiring from international as well as domestic cricket. Yuvraj Singh, who has retired from all forms of the game, thus becomes eligible to play in the league.
Earlier, Shane Watson stressed on adding Indian players to BBL as it could make a massive difference to the tournament.
“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,” he had said. “If that’s able to happen, that would make a massive difference.” Watson said.
Yuvraj Singh played 304 One-Day Internationals for Indian Cricket Team, scoring 8701 runs at an average of 36.5. In 40 Tests, he amassed 1900 runs at an average of 33.9.