Pravin Tambe, the Indian leg-spinner, might have to skip the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the guidelines of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are set to hinder his participation in the 8-team event.
He was hired by Kolkata Knight Riders at the base price of INR 20 lacs in the auction which took place in December. However, the 48-year old has already featured in the T10 League for Sindhis. As per the rules of the governing body of Indian cricket, a player could take part in an overseas league only after his retirement and Tambe playing one makes him a retired cricketer.
It is learnt that he would not be allowed to come out of retirement to play IPL 2020. While he grabbed attention by registering the best figures in the history of the tournament, his participation in India’s own T20 tournament is now in doubt. Tambe has played 33 IPL games in which he claimed 28 wickets.