Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh is setting his eyes to be a part of the Big Bash League as per some reports. According to BCCI norms, the active players cannot be a part of the overseas T20 keagues, however, Yuvraj had retired last year.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the left-handed batsman has shown willingness to play in Australia’s domestic T20 league.
Infact, Yuvraj’s manager Jason Warne of W Sports & Media had confirmed that Cricket Australia is looking for the franchise who would like to have the former left-handed batsman in the side.
“We’re working with CA to try to find him a home,” Warne said on Monday.
“It would be incredible for them to be able to play in these tournaments. That is the ideal situation. There are so many world-class T20 players in India that aren’t playing for India that could be potentially available to play in the Big Bash and other tournaments around the world,” Warner was quoted as saying in the same report.
Yuvraj made his debut for India during the ICC knockout tournament back in 2000 while represented the side in 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cup. India finished as runners up in 2003 under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy while had a dismal run in 2007 tournament after bowing out in the first round itself under Rahul Dravid’s leadership.
But the team did turn the fortunes in 2011 edition at home and lifted the trophy for the second time in ODI cricket under Dhoni. Virat was also a part of the Indian setup in 2011. Yuvraj was adjudged man of the series for his brilliant all-round performance. The left-handed cricketer also played the World T20 in 2007 that India won after beating Pakistan in the final under Dhoni’s captaincy.