Irfan Pathan in Trouble: Ill-Advised Irfan Pathan’s CPL Participation in Doubt

It looks like the former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has put himself in trouble. He has sent his name for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and didn’t seek the permission of the BCCI before that. He is already in the headline for the mess he created. Now the organizers are demanding clearances form the respective boards of the foreign players for the league. This has made the whole scenario difficult for Irfan.

CPL Put Irfan Pathan In Trouble

The Story

A CPL spokesperson told the New Indian Express, “Any player, regardless of the country they are from, is welcome to enter the draft. The correct paperwork was filed for Irfan to enter the draft and his name was included in the list that was sent out on Wednesday. It is the responsibility of the players and agents to ensure they have the correct clearances from their board.”

The organizers are determined regarding their process. They, unwilling to take any responsibility have shifted the onus on the player and his agent. The CPL organizers are not in the mood to go into any hassle with the world’s richest cricket board.

BCCI’s Stand

On the other hand, a BCCI source opined, “We queried this in the case of this player (Pathan) and we were told he was eligible to play in CPL in 2019. We will continue to monitor the situation.” But he also explained why Irfan is in trouble now. “He violated the rules as a player has to retire from every form of the cricket to become eligible to play in overseas T20 leagues.”

BCCI hasn’t allowed any of its players to take part in the rival leagues in the past. When Irfan’s brother Yusuf Pathan expressed his desire to play for Kowloon Cantons in Hong Kong T20 Blitz, the board didn’t allow him. Even Dinesh Karthik’s request of participating in similar kind of foreign league was denied by the BCCI.

Irfan wasn’t picked by any IPL franchise for the last two editions. Currently, he is associated with the Jammu Kashmir as a player-cum-mentor.  He was the only Indian cricketer on the list for the CPL 2019 draft that will be held on May 22 in London.

Written by Shreyasi Dravid

Also Read: Who will win the ODI World Cup 2019? Here are the top 5 contenders

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It looks like the former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has put himself in trouble. He has sent his name for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and didn’t seek the permission of the BCCI before that. He is already in the headline for the mess he created. Now the organizers are demanding clearances form the respective boards of the foreign players for the league. This has made the whole scenario difficult for Irfan.

CPL Put Irfan Pathan In Trouble

The Story

A CPL spokesperson told the New Indian Express, “Any player, regardless of the country they are from, is welcome to enter the draft. The correct paperwork was filed for Irfan to enter the draft and his name was included in the list that was sent out on Wednesday. It is the responsibility of the players and agents to ensure they have the correct clearances from their board.”

The organizers are determined regarding their process. They, unwilling to take any responsibility have shifted the onus on the player and his agent. The CPL organizers are not in the mood to go into any hassle with the world’s richest cricket board.

BCCI's Stand

On the other hand, a BCCI source opined, “We queried this in the case of this player (Pathan) and we were told he was eligible to play in CPL in 2019. We will continue to monitor the situation." But he also explained why Irfan is in trouble now. “He violated the rules as a player has to retire from every form of the cricket to become eligible to play in overseas T20 leagues.”

BCCI hasn’t allowed any of its players to take part in the rival leagues in the past. When Irfan’s brother Yusuf Pathan expressed his desire to play for Kowloon Cantons in Hong Kong T20 Blitz, the board didn’t allow him. Even Dinesh Karthik’s request of participating in similar kind of foreign league was denied by the BCCI.

Irfan wasn’t picked by any IPL franchise for the last two editions. Currently, he is associated with the Jammu Kashmir as a player-cum-mentor.  He was the only Indian cricketer on the list for the CPL 2019 draft that will be held on May 22 in London.

Written by Shreyasi Dravid

Also Read: Who will win the ODI World Cup 2019? Here are the top 5 contenders

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on FacebookTwitter and Instagram