Well, according to the statement provided by the BCCI – no Indian cricket player, whether contracted or uncontracted, will not be allowed to be a part of Big Bash League 2020 – 2021 or any other franchise cricket (T20, T10) outside India. There are many reasons to take this measure by BCCI. Recently, it was revealed that Harbhajan Singh, the former Indian off-spinner’s name was found in the Hundred’s Draft. This was against the rules of the contract of the IPL franchise – Chennai Super Kings. Later, he was asked to withdraw the name from the Hundred’s Draft until the contract with the IPL team was complete. Not just this, in the year 2019, Irfan Pathan was in the news due to a huge controversy. It was revealed by BCCI that Irfan Pathan was at fault for signing the Caribbean Premier League in 2019 as he has not taken any permission for this tournament from the Indian Cricketing Governing bodies. The BCCI didn’t take any grave action against this and let go off Irfan with a warning and was asked to withdraw their name from CPL.
Even the oldest cricket players like Pravin Tambe are being disqualified from being part of IPL for not following the rules of BCCI. You might be knowing that Pravin Tambe, a great leg spinner and the oldest player of the IPL 2020, was a member of the cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders. But he was disqualified from the UAE T10 league in the year 2018 by IPL Governing Council. For a few years, many Indian cricket players have been creating a mess while singing up various Cricket premier leagues without any formal information to their Indian Cricket Governing bodies. Due to these reasons, only the Indian cricket players who have retired are allowed to feature in England’s T20 competition in the pre-IPL era but not in the Big Bash. Big Bash 2020-21 does not have any great news for the Indian cricket players, but it is completely opposite for the English cricket player. In this season of Big Bash, you will witness that English cricket players are dominating the Big Bash League.