Despite a host of IPL franchise owners buying teams in the upcoming T20 tournaments to be based out of South Africa and UAE, the BCCI will not change its policy to restrict the involvement of Indian players in overseas leagues. As per the current policy of the BCCI, any contracted India cricketer will have to retire and cut all ties with the board before getting involved in any overseas league.
The owners of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, , Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants have bought teams in in South Africa T20 league. On the other hand, MI , DC and KKR have teams in UAE’s International T20 League.
“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,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying