Former cricket for India players will still be able to play the sport they love.
After retiring from the ODI format back in May, Yuvraj Singh is now playing for the Toronto Nationals and is part of the Global T20 Cana 2019. Despite facing back problems, he has scored a few runs and is significantly improving over the course of the tournament. News has been circulating that he may be included in the T10 League which is set to start on November 15, 2019.
Similarly, Ambati Rayudu is likely to join the tournament as well. Rayudu retired from international cricket after he wasn’t selected to be part of the Indian cricket team that participated in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
“We are very optimistic, and I think it is more about a number than willingness. Yuvraj has a certain expectation, and we can only afford so much, let us put it that way. We are trying to bridge that gap, but the intention is very clear: he definitely wants to play,” says Shaji Ul Mulk, the chairman and founder of the T10 championship.
The players get paid by the team owners even as the competition organizers are the ones facilitating the deal. “Yuvraj or Ambati Rayudu, for example, will agree on a number, we will float that number to the team owners, then they have the choice. Usually, more than one team owner wants to have a name like Yuvraj, so then it goes to the draft, and it is up to the pick as to who gets him,” said Shaji.
The T10 format of the game is fairly new. It only started back in 2017 and is approved by the Emirates Cricket Board. To find out more about this and other cricket formats, visit Betwala’s page.
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