Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been overlooked from being picked in the Indian team by the selectors. Off the field, he is fighting a battle with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He is chasing the BCCI officials to pay his dues that amount close to INR 3 crore. Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam Singh also has contacted the Board on the matter a few times.
Yuvraj Singh had injured himself before the semi-final of the 2016 ICC World T20 against West Indies. Due to the injury, the left-hander had missed a few IPL matches last year and according to reports, he is asking BCCI to pay the compensation amount.
According to a policy of the Board, it pays the players the amount of money that they lose after missing out on matches due to injuries they receive while being on national duties.
“Yuvraj has written several letters to the BCCI officials and even his mother has been making the calls on his behalf. His Sunrisers teammate Ashish Nehra, who missed five games, has received his dues from the BCCI but surprisingly, Yuvraj’s case is in the limbo,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
Indian pacer Mohammed Shami had got injured while playing in the 2015 ODI World Cup and then, went on to miss the IPL later that year. He was paid an amount of INR 2.2 crore by the Board. Similar was the case with another pacer Ashish Nehra who had missed 5 IPL matches and was compensated by the Board but somehow, Yuvraj’s case hasn’t been looked at the same way.
Fitness a major issue for Yuvraj
The southpaw was excluded from the limited overs side after the tour of Caribbean. He had failed to pass the fitness test and thus, was not considered for selection. The 35-year-old had recently appeared for another fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and it remains to be seen whether or not he will be included in the scheme of things for the series against New Zealand.