Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is currently playing in Global T20 Canada for Toronto nationals. Now Abu Dhabi T10 league try to rope him for the next season. Along with Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan and Ambati Raydu will also play in the T10 league.
According to Shaji Ul Mulk, the chairman and founder of the T10 league, talks have taken place with Yuvraj, as well as his former India colleagues Ambati Rayudu and Irfan Pathan.
“We are very optimistic, and I think it is more about a number than willingness said. Yuvraj has a certain expectation, and we can only afford so much, let us put it that way.” Shaji Ul Mulk said.
“We are trying to bridge that gap, but the intention is very clear: he definitely wants to play. The same goes for other players who are retiring. There is an ongoing conversation, so we are pretty optimistic.”
“Yuvraj or Ambati Rayudu, for example, will agree on a number, we will float that number to the team owners, and then they have the choice,” Ul Muk added.
“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,” Ul Muk added.
“I am really happy with how supportive the Abu Dhabi government was with shifting the dates of this from October to November at our request,” Mubashir Usmani, the general secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, said.
“Both the tournaments will get their own exposure. That is what we wanted, and both parties accepted that, and luckily, there is no confusion.”
Some of the star player already part of this league like Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Eoin Morgan and Kieron Pollard. The league will be played in October-November this year.