Sunil Gavaskar gave a befitting reply to Gilchrist and those demanding Indian talents in overseas leagues.

T20 cricket is rising, and cricketing boards worldwide are capitalizing on it. IPL is the most successful and cash-studded cricket league in the world.

Thus, the demand for Indian stars to feature in overseas leagues is at an all-time high. However, BCCI’s decision not to allow Indian cricketers to participate in foreign competitions is impacting their growth.

Recently, Adam Gilchrist pointed out that countries all over the globe allow their players to participate in IPL, but why aren’t Indian players allowed to play in other leagues?

Sunil Gavaskar gave a befitting reply to Gilchrist and those demanding Indian talents in overseas leagues.

Gavaskar said, “When overseas players say that Indian talent should feature in their leagues, all they want is extra sponsorship. However, if other leagues look at their benefits, BCCI also has the right to protect its players from fatigue and workload by ensuring they don’t play outside.”

He further pointed out an important aspect that proves all that the foreign leagues seek is financial gain.

“They only request Indian cricketers but rarely hire coaches or support staff from India since they won’t bring in the revenue. In IPL, half of the management is filled with foreign coaches.”

The debate has stemmed after introducing two new leagues in South Africa and UAE that would hurt BBL’s revenue.

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