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BCCI Restricts Indian Players From Playing, Mentoring In Overseas T20 Leagues

This will include players who take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) only and they will not be allowed to even be a mentor in these overseas leagues.

BCCI Restricts Indian Players From Playing, Mentoring In Overseas T20 Leagues

Sentinel Digital Desk

Mumbai: The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) will not permit any player either contracted or retired and playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to participate in the upcoming T20 leagues of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This will include players who take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) only and they will not be allowed to even be a mentor in these overseas leagues.

This means that IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will not be permitted to use star player and icon MS Dhoni even in a mentorship capacity for the franchise in the South Africa T20 league with Dhoni still playing in the IPL.

"It's clear, no Indian player including domestic players can take part in any other league until he is retired from all forms of the game. If any player wants to take part in these upcoming leagues he can only do so when he cuts off all ties with the BCCI," an official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told The Indian Express.

When asked about the situation of Dhoni, the BCCI official responded by saying that in that case, the former Indian skipper will not be allowed to play IPL for CSK and added that he has to retire here first.

It is to be noted that Dinesh Karthik had to issue an apology for violating a clause of his central contract by watching a Trinbago Knight Riders' match in the Caribbean Premier League in 2019.

As per his contract, Karthik had to take prior approval from the BCCI before attending the match.

Karthik wrote in his reply that he had gone to the dressing room at the request of KKR's new coach Brendon McCullum and watched the game wearing a TKR jersey on McCullum's insistence.

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