MS Dhoni is currently busy with the ongoing IPL 2020 season in the UAE. It has been disappointing for Dhoni’s beloved Chennai Super Kings and it looks highly unlikely that they will further progress in the competition. Now after the conclusion Of IPL 2020 fans may not have to wait for a long time to see back on the field.
As per cricket.com.au, MS Dhoni can star in the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia later this year. Also, the likes of Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh are on the radar of BBL for the upcoming season. The three former India cricketers have already retired from international cricket hence they can now feature in the premier T20 league of Australia if BCCI approves.
MS Dhoni likely to play in Big Bash League
The BBL command has already decided to increase the number of foreign players from 2 to 3 per team. If Dhoni, Raina and Yuvraj are part of BBL next season, the buzz and anticipation of Indian audience will automatically rise and TV viewership will also soar.
Meanwhile, the ultimate decision will be of the Board Of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) concerning the participation of Dhoni and co. in BBL. The BCCI has been rigid in allowing Indian players to play in T20 leagues all around the world.
Dhoni, Raina and Yuvraj will have to get a mandatory No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the cricket board to represent BBL teams this season.
Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina To Play In BBL 2020?
Also, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina have previously shown interest in playing T20 cricket in different leagues. However, due to the system of BCCI regarding India players to play in foreign leagues, they couldn’t take part much to the displeasure of cricket enthusiasts.
However, the three cricketers have now announced their retirement BCCI and might give them the green signal. In 2016, when India was touring Australia, this is what Dhoni had said on playing in the Big Bash League in future.
“We are quite focused on international cricket for now so I can’t really make any comment on that [BBL future]. We’ll see how the future goes”.
“It depends on when I retire and whether I’m in a position to play international cricket. The Big Bash, the quality of cricket is high so a lot depends on the physical fitness and the will to carry on and play more cricket”, said Dhoni.