The dashing all-rounder from Punjab Yuvraj Singh, who is training hard to make a comeback in the Virat Kohli led Indian side, is learned that he is fighting a battle with the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) for Indian Premier League (IPL) dues.
Reportedly, Yuvraj is fighting the battle for over a year and a half now for his dues which amounted to Rs 3 crore approximately. It is heard that Shabnam Singh, Yuvraj Singh’s mother has also contacted the BCCI officials regarding this issue.
The world cup winning hero missed out on the first seven matches for his franchise side Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2016 edition of the IPL due to an injury he suffered playing for the Indian side in the 2016 ICC World T20 Championship.
According to the board rules, if a contacted player misses out any of the IPL matches due to an injury he suffered while playing for the national team, the apex body is bound to compensate the player. While Yuvraj approached the board immediately seeking his dues, the board is yet to clear it. Reportedly, team India fast-bowler Ashish Nehra received all his dues from the board.
Yuvraj has written several letters to the BCCI officials and even his mother has been making the calls on his behalf. His Sunrisers teammate Ashish Nehra, who missed five games, has received his dues from the BCCI but surprisingly, Yuvraj”s case is in the limbo,” a BCCI official was heard saying to Mumbai Mirror.
The BCCI official said that it could be a matter of miscommunication. “Maybe his insurance papers were not in order, “the source further added.
Reportedly, the 35-year-old cricketer is now thinking of approaching the Supreme Court led Committee of Administrators (CoA) who is now running the board.
Yuvraj, who is now preparing himself for a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, was not available for any response.