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Michael Vaughan asks BCCI to allow Indian players to play in foreign leagues, fans say ‘keep your advice to yourself’

By BetBarter Staff

November 1, 2021

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should allow its players to play different T20 leagues such as Big Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and T20 Blast to gain experience and exposure.

Vaughan’s comments rubbed salt onto the wounds of Indian fans, who were already heartbroken by the team’s eight-wicket loss to New Zealand in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. "India should take a leaf out of all other countries … allow their players to play in other leagues around the World to gain experience … #India," Vaughan wrote.

India put on a shambolic display with the bat as it could post only 110 for seven in their allotted 20 overs. The Virat Kohli-led side didn’t have any answers to the disciplined New Zealand bowlers. This loss also put India’s hopes of qualifying to the semis in jeopardy. In the first 10-wicket loss against Pakistan too, the batting failed to click in unison. Few of the critics questioned team India’s tactics and strategies, while a others questioned the temperament and shot selection of the players.

Vaughan felt the Indian players can up their game by playing in other foreign leagues. This Tweet by the former England captain didn’t go well with a lot of Indian fans who blasted Vaughan and asked him to stop giving unnecessary advice. 

India now needs to win their remaining three games in Group B, and also expect few other results to go their way, to harbour hopes of qualifying for the next round.