wicketkeeping legend Adam Gilchrist On Thursday, he said that he wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow Indian cricketers to participate in T20 leagues outside the country. BCCI, at present, does not allow Indian players to participate in foreign T20 leagues like Australia’s Big Bash League to maintain the exclusivity of the IPL. “It would be wonderful (if Indian players are allowed to play in foreign T20 leagues), I personally feel it will not reduce IPL, it will only develop them as a brand. If they ( Indian players) can play in Australia or South Africa,” Gilchrist told reporters.
“But the challenge is we’re all playing our home seasons at the same time, so it’s a tough thing, isn’t it?”
Gilchrist’s suggestion comes a day after he questioned the growing clout of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises in world cricket.
However, the three-time World Cup winner said that he was not against the most popular T20 league in the world.
“I’m not criticizing the IPL, but why won’t Indian players come and play in the Big Bash League? I’ve never had an open and honest answer: Why are some leagues reaching out to every player in the world? No Indian players I play in any other T20 league. I’m not saying it in a provocative way, but is it a fair question?” He asked.
“I really want to highlight (that) six seasons (I played in the IPL) I loved it. It was a great experience. It’s the world’s premier T20 competition, but it’s important to allow other boards and countries. As well as rich,” he said.
need to be patient Rishabh Pant
Gilchrist once again heaped praise on India’s flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and urged the Indian board to be patient with him when things go wrong.
Gilchrist said, “He (Pant) is one of the most exciting cricketers to watch, I think he just lights up a stage, and creates an electric atmosphere when he is playing, it’s amazing. Is.”
“BCCI, management and selectors will just need to be patient with him. If he doesn’t score then a few innings shouldn’t be too harsh on him, because you don’t want to suppress the natural nature,” he added.
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