Srinagar: Former Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has hailed BCCI for not allowing its players to play in overseas T20 leagues.
During a conversation on a YouTube channel ‘Nadir Ali podcast’, Kamran was asked by the anchor whether Indian players should be played in PSL, who is staging it’s eighth edition in the country presently.
Kamran, who has previously played in the IPL in 2008 for Rajasthan Royals, replied saying, ‘No’. The anchor was taken aback by the reply.
“Indian players should not play in the PSL,” he reiterated. “The Indian board is doing the right thing by not allowing their players to play in overseas T20 leagues. They are aware that the IPL goes on for two months, and then there is a lot of international cricket as well. The players are so strong financially that there is no need for them to go and play in other leagues,” he explained.
“Our board can also learn from it as it can prolong the careers of players. They have 14 to 15 players who have played over a hundred Test matches, while we have just two or three such players. India value their cricket and their players. The IPL pays players a lot. The BBL is nothing in front of the IPL. No league in the world can match the IPL,” Kamran, who recently retired from all forms of international cricket, added,
IPL 2023 will begin from March 31 onwards in Ahmedabad.