Cricket has been one such sport which has constantly been evolving. With the latest T20 formats, the game always makes efforts to be more and more accessible and robust. This has led to the birth of many cricketing such as IPL, PSL, BCL, and many more.
However, these leagues are accused of having a profit maximization perspective. Many argue that such leagues do not contribute anything to the game and are only money-making instruments. Then, of course, there are the allegations of match-fixing and deals taking place as well.
Hence, certain restrictions have been made by the governing bodies of the game. These are specially made so that players do not tend to play in unauthorized leagues or engage in malpractices. Doing all this would result in suspension from playing cricket within a particular country or league.
Tambe moves over to play CPL after BCCI ban
One such player is Pravin Tambe. India’s Pravin Tambe was unable to feature in IPL 2020 after he was disqualified by the BCCI. But now the 48-year-old leg-spinner from Mumbai is all set for a stint in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Tambe has been signed by the Trinbago Knight Riders for this season.
Tambe, who played for IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals between 2013 and 2015, has also plied his services in the T10 league. In the 2020 IPL auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bagged him but he was later forced to withdraw after the Indian cricket board, BCCI pulled him up for playing in unsanctioned cricket leagues like the T10.
“I am fit and since the BCCI does not allow me to take part in its competitions why shouldn’t I play in other leagues. I am eligible to play outside and got picked by TKR. I’ll also take all the necessary precautions and follow protocols before going there,” he states.
“I’ve am working on my physical fitness at home and so yes definitely looking forward to this edition,” adds Tambe, who is the oldest player in the draft.