Since its inception, the Indian Premier League has grown by leaps and bounds. The razmataz and extravaganza of the tournament has notched up higher with every concluding season and at the moment, it is undoubtedly one of the biggest domestic leagues across the globe. The tournament provides a great platform for domestic and budding cricketers to share the dressing room with the greats of the game.
However, there are a few domestic players who manage to play just IPL all year around. BCCI’s rule of disallowing players to take part in foreign leagues has served as a major financial roadblock for many players. Recently, Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan, who were involved in an Instagram live chat, also opined over the same and said that players should be allowed to participate in foreign leagues.
Manpreet Gony, who once shared the CSK dressing room with Suresh Raina, has also given is opinion over the same. According to Gony, players should be allowed to play foreign leagues as it will help them earn enough money to run their family.
“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.
Manpreet Gony bats for Indian coaches in IPL over overseas ones
Due to the cut-throat competition and immense pressure to perform, many players have missed the chance of playing in the cash-rich league. Despite their consistent performances in the domestic circuit, such players have been neglected by the IPL franchises at times.
“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.
According to Gony, one feature which is affecting the Indian cricket is that Indian coaches aren’t being promoted enough. The pacer opined that Indian coaches should be preferred over overseas ones in the IPL.
“I feel the BCCI members think that a certain player will be spoiled if they play in the T10 or T20 league abroad. In that case, shouldn’t BCCI cancel IPL and disallow foreign players to play in the IPL? And about the coaches, why should foreign players come to coach IPL teams? They come only 10 days before the IPL and don’t know anything about domestic players. Our country has so many good coaches, they should be given priority over foreign coaches,” said Gony.
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