Suresh Raina suggests that non-contracted players of the BCCI should be allowed to participate in foreign leagues.
Indian player Suresh Raina does not currently have a contract with the BCCI and therefore isn’t allowed to be featured in at least two foreign leagues. India, unlike other countries, doesn’t issue NOCs to their players which make their players ineligible to participate in overseas cricket leagues.
Raina shared his sentiments in an Instagram live by saying, ‘I wish BCCI plans something with ICC or the franchises... whichever player is not with a BCCI contract should be allowed to play in foreign T20 leagues. Because I feel there (are) a lot of players like that - including Yusuf Pathan, myself, Robin Uthappa... There are many quality players who can go abroad and learn a lot of things, whichever league that is in. Allow us to play in two leagues, where we go, play and the BCCI themselves say “you go play there”’.
He also reiterated that playing for other foreign cricket leagues will make them feel more ready to play. It also gives them more chances to be included in the IPL or it may serve as their plan B if they happen to be unselected or unqualified.
Raina currently plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. To be more familiarized with IPL, check out Betwala.
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