India’s renowned batsman has appealed to BCCI to allow Indian players to tour foreign countries & play in T20 Leagues there. In a BCCI podcast, Robin Uthappa said that it hurts when players are not allowed to go & play in other leagues across the globe.
Robin Uthappa agrees with Suresh Raina’s opinion & appealed to the BCCI to allow the non-contracted players to participate in the foreign T20 leagues. Robin Uthappa, during a BBC podcast ‘The Doosra’, said that it hurts the most when the board restricts them from participating in an overseas tournament. “Please let us go, honest to god please let us go. Because sometimes, you’ve played for so long at a certain level, and then when you have to come back and play first-class cricket, it takes a little time to get used to it,” Uthappa said.
It hurts much when we are not allowed to go & play other leagues in the world”. He further said that playing first-class cricket can be mentally frustrating and even need to find ways to motivate themselves o play again at this level.
Recently during an Instagram chat, Suresh Raina had told Irfan Pathan that players like himself, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan who is currently not centrally contracted by the BCCI should be allowed to tour foreign countries & play at least two T20 leagues.
“I wish that the BCCI plans something with ICC or with other franchises & allow those players who are not on a BCCI contract to feature in foreign leagues. I think there are a lot of quality players who can learn from this exposure,” Raina had told Irfan Pathan during a live chat.
Uthappa who is 34 years of old could have been busy representing Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020 but the lucrative league was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.