The Coronavirus pandemic has halted every activity across the globe including sports. Cricket, being one of the major sports has been either called off or postponed. The economies of the countries are running down. Soon, the cricketing boards will not be able to pay the salaries to centrally and provincially contracted players.
Manpreet Gony, the former Indian cricketer who played for KXIP in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is of the view that Indian players shall be allowed to play the foreign leagues in order to make money to run their families.
According to one of the rules set by BCCI for Indian domestic players, no player is allowed to take part in the foreign leagues. The rule can serve as a financial roadblock for many players which shall be neglected by BCCI according to Manpreet Gony.
Indian players shall be allowed to play foreign leagues: Manpreet Gony
“There are so many BCCI players who play IPL and can be earmarked to become the future of Indian cricket. Then there are players who play in Ranji Trophy but don’t find a spot in any IPL team. These players should be allowed to play foreign leagues, mainly so that they can earn enough money to contribute and run their family,” Gony said during a chat with Sportskeeda.
He thinks that if the players do not get a chance to play in IPL or Rajni trophy, they shall have another platform to make money from.
“When some players do well in Ranji Trophy, they have a chance of playing in the IPL. When they can’t, they should play elsewhere. Players from all over the world play in foreign T20 leagues since cricket is their life. If BCCI don’t give them a chance, how will they live life or run their families?,” added Gony.