Zaheer Khan Wishes To See Indian Players In T10 League
It has been over a decade since the Indian Premier League started and went on to become the biggest cricket league in the world. Its success inspired many countries to start their own T20 tournaments. But so far, none of the other leagues have matched the IPL. Be it the star power, the fans’ involvement or the money on offer, the IPL is way ahead of its other counterpart.
And throughout all these years, the BCCI has also now allowed the active Indian players to play in overseas leagues. Recently, Yuvraj Singh turned out in Global T20 Canada but had to announce his retirement for the same. And the BCCI is unlikely to change its stance anytime soon. In the last few years, several organisers have been yearning to have Indian players ply their trade in their leagues. And now former India pacer Zaheer Khan has also echoed the same sentiments.
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The legendary pacer is set to play in the Abu Dhabi T10 league that gets underway on November 14. The team he goes on to represent will be known only after the player draft. And ahead of the start of the competition, he has said that it would be great to have Indian players in the leagues.
“It completely depends upon the players themselves and BCCI if they are cleared to take part in the league. The entire organizing team of Abu Dhabi T10 and my team owners have been extremely supportive towards me, the format in itself is so exciting that it always keeps you on your toes and makes you think each delivery. It would be great to see more Indian players take part in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and express themselves,” Zaheer Khan told IANS.Zaheer Khan (Credit: Web)
He also spoke about the format that will see each team play only ten overs. The games will conclude in around 90 minutes.
“Abu Dhabi T10 league is such an exciting format that it has garnered tremendous popularity globally. Last year I was a part of the tournament and I realized the amount of potential the format has, I am really looking forward to the new season and Abu Dhabi should be a great location for the league. T10 is the definitely the next big thing in cricket and it is here to stay,” said the left-arm pacer.