BCCI should allow Indian cricketers to participate in foreign T20 leagues: Gilchrist

BCCI should allow Indian cricketers to participate in foreign T20 leagues: Gilchrist

MUMBAI: Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist on Thursday said he wants the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow its cricketers to participate in T20 leagues outside the country.

Currently, the BCCI does not allow Indian players to participate in foreign T20 leagues such as Australia's Big Bash League to maintain the uniqueness of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Gilchrist told reporters, "It would be great (if Indian players are allowed to play in foreign T20 leagues), I feel that it will not take away the shine of IPL.

This will only develop them as a 'brand' if they (Indian players) can play in Australia or South Africa. He said, "But the challenge is that we are all playing our home seasons at the same time so it is a difficult thing. ,

A day earlier, Gilchrist had questioned the growing dominance of IPL franchises in world cricket. However, the three-time World Cup winner said that he was not against the most popular T20 league in the world.