The BCCI has no policy allowing Indian players to compete in foreign leagues, according to Rajeev Shukla. The comments followed rumors that former Indian captain and current CSK skipper MS Dhoni was mentoring the Johannesburg Super Kings.
Rajeev Shukla, Vice-President of the BCCI. Stated on Tuesday that the board does not have a policy that allows Indian players to participate in foreign cricket leagues. The comments followed rumors that former Indian captain and current CSK. Skipper MS Dhoni would be mentoring Johannesburg Super Kings, a side owned by his franchise, for the inaugural edition of Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League.
According to a BCCI official: The board will not allow its players to participate in any foreign cricket leagues.
“We do not send our players to any other international cricket league. We have a clear policy on this. Our Indian Premier League is a massive league in and of itself. We cannot allow any of our players to be associated in any way with any foreign league “Shukla told ANI.
The South African and UAE Cricket Boards have announced their T20 League, which will begin next year. With IPL franchises such as the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians. Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders purchasing teams in both leagues. It was expected that Indian players would play in both. However, the BCCI expects players to honor their obligations to the board and the IPL.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) and SuperSport TV announced earlier this month the formation of a t20 competition featuring six privately owned franchises beginning in January 2023.