Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will play for Chennai Super Kings in the next season of the Indian Premier League and will withdraw his name from the Players’ Draft of the new ‘The Hundred’ league in the UK.
“For me, Indian Premier League and Chennai Super Kings remain priorities. I have had two good seasons with CSK where we played two finals. So right now, a good third season is what I am looking at,” Harbhajan Singh told PTI.
He is interested in playing in ‘The Hundred.’ But According to BCCI rules, an Indian player can’t sign up or play for any other leagues apart from IPL unless he has announced his retirement.
“I respect rules laid down by my parent body. I will never flout any BCCI rule. If that means withdrawing my name from the draft, so be it. I will withdraw my name.”
However, Harbhajan Singh admitted that the concept of 100-ball format does excite him. “I don’t want to break any rules, but I find the concept interesting. As and when the rules allow me to play, I would definitely like to be a part of it,” Said Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
England’s new city-based franchise league ‘The Hundred’ draft scheduled to be held in London on October 20. Many international cricketers are going to play in this tournament.
Currently, Harbhan Singh is doing commentary in India versus South Africa series. After that, he is set to play the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Punjab to gain some match practice.
He took 16 wickets in this year of IPL for Chennai Super Kings. Harbhajan Singh has parted of Chennai super from last two seasons. His last appearance for India in 2016 Asia cup.