The 10th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) is on horizon and it will be a grand occasion for financially hit Cricket Australia to earn some good chunks of money by it. For making the tournament more interesting and economically successful, the CA has also amended some rules to ensure participation of more overseas players in tournament.
The Cricket Board, recently, allowed the clubs to field to field three internationals, earlier it was two, in their playing XIs. Earlier this week, the Australian Cricketers’ Association agreed to the proposal and this will not only help teams add much-needed star power but also help revenues to skyrocket in the 2020/21 edition.
The tournament is likely to be played without local internationals as the Australia team will play a full-fledged home series against India. To make up for those big names, franchises will turn to big overseas names.
The 2020/21 edition of the Big Bash League is slated to start in the second week of December. Before that, the franchises will pick and announce their marquee players to ensure they serve quarantine period well before the inaugural match.
Though Cricket Australia is yet to announce the list of marquee players, its official website is showing the name of three Indian legends, who could possibly light the tournament.
If BBL franchises shows interest in the legends, Mr. IPL Suresh Raina, Captain cool MS Dhoni and ever green Yuvraj Singh could be seen playing in BBL 2020/21. The trio have already retired from international cricket and they won’t have any commitment for the time being.
The participation of these three legends will serve as a treat for cricket fans. The trio have played a little cricket in past couple of years. While Yuvraj bid adieu to international cricket last year, Dhoni and Raina called it a day on 15th August this year. Though Raina and Dhoni still have to get NOC (No-Objection Certificate) from the BCCI as they haven’t retired from domestic cricket yet.
Earlier this year, Raina had urged the BCCI to allow players to in overseas T20leagues. But BCCI is adamant on its policies and its highly unlikely that it’s going to change anytime soon.