Uthappa hopes BCCI will allow India cricketers to player overseas T20 leagues

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    Robin Uthappa playing for KKR in 2017 (Photo credit: BCCI)

    India should allow its cricketers to play in overseas T20 leagues according former batsman Robin Uthappa.

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bars its men’s players from joining franchise leagues other than the Indian Premier League.

    They are not allowed to play in competitions such as Australia’s Big Bash League or the Caribbean Premier League.

    Uthappa, speaking to BBC’s Doosra podcast, hopes the new board which has had Sourav Ganguly as President since October, is open to change.

    His comments echo those of India batsman Suresh Raina who also believes the BCCI should change its rules on overseas T20 competitions.

    This season’s IPL, due to run from March 29th until May 24th, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.