Cricket Australia (CA) is making moves to attract foreign talents and retain local players for the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League. However, the league is failing to do so.

Several players, including David Warner and Chris Lynn, wanted to play in the upcoming UAE T20 league, but the former has agreed to play in BBL after his representative’s discussion with Cricket Australia. However, Lynn, who is without the BBL contract is adamant to feature in the UAE League.

There are reports that CA would not issue the No Objection Certificate (NOC). Chris Lynn, who is BBL’s highest run scorer, didn’t renew his contract with Brisbane Heat after the last season. He has registered himself as a marquee player in the UAE league, but his participation remains doubtful.

Amid the crisis, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has supported Lynn’s move and slammed the CA. He said that had he been in Lynn’s place, he would have dragged the board to court.

He stated that the former Brisbane Heat player is neither centrally contracted nor he has a contract with his state side Queensland, then why shouldn’t he be allowed to play wherever he wants ?

“He should take the board to the court. If he has no contract with Cricket Australia or Queensland, then why should you stop him? If I was in his place, I would have dragged Cricket Australia to court.”

He further laid down the growing influence of T20 cricket and IPL and said, “If you have an IPL contract and then if you have to pick between Australia or UAE and by picking the former, you would not want to risk your IPL contract.”

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