AB de Villiers opens up on BCCI's stance of not allowing Indian players to play in foreign T20 leagues

AB de Villiers was recently seen commentating in the SA20.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its decision of not letting Indian cricketers (active in Indian cricket) to feature in the T20 leagues all around the world is not unknown to anyone and recently South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers also opened up on the same in one of his interviews.

AB de Villiers sees a lot of merit in BCCI’s stance of not allowing the Indian players to feature in overseas T20 leagues and he feels it is not going to change in the foreseeable future. “I would love to see it happening very soon but you don’t see Indian players being released for leagues around the world. So I don’t know if that will ever change. 

And rightfully so. I mean, the BCCI has a very clear plan with the players, they want to win World Cups. They want to make sure the players have the exposure they need and obviously there’s no league better than than the IPL. Once some of the leagues maybe knock on their door, you never know,” said de Villiers as reported by The Hindu.

Widely referred to as Mr. 360 for his ability to hit cricketing shots in every direction of the ground, De Villiers is also a part of the commentary panel in the ongoing SA20 T20 league. The inaugural season of the South African cricket league has come to a halt as South Africa are hosting England in a three-match ODI series at home. SA20 action will resume from February 2 with a match between Durban's Super Giants and MI Cape Town.

15 players out of the 16-member squad of the Proteas who are part of the ODI series against England are a part of SA20. The league is nearly at its final stage with all the semi-finalists of the tournament almost decided.

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