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BCCI Confirms That MS Dhoni cannot be A Mentor For The Johannesburg Franchise In The SA T20 League


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The world of cricket is tempted by the arrival two brand new T20 leagues as South African and UAE have entered the franchises world on big terms. With the South African and UAE leagues already in the market to acquire big names from the world of cricket, the branding of the league has gained more impetus. So to avoid any competition, MS Dhoni may not be allowed to endorse the league.

With that in mind the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will restrict its ambassador players from mentoring or promoting the leagues. And one of the main reasons for this could be the future threat these leagues could create.

As things stand, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a big brand developed by the BCCI and do not want any competition in the future. So big name players like MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina may be not be allowed to endorse the teams as Dhoni was reported to be involved with the Johannesburg franchise.

“It is obvious that until a player has retired from all forms of the game, including domestic competition, he cannot participate in any other league. Any player who wishes to compete in these forthcoming leagues must severe all links with the BCCI to do so,” a BCCI source told The Indian

According to the BCCI, the newly formed South African league could be a direct rival for the IPL as all the clubs are owned by IPL teams and their partner companies. Teams like MI Cape Town; Pretoria Capitals have IPL bonds and are already in the market for players, and films and serials 2022 years watch online for free.

The BCCI fears if these teams get huge backing from the big-money owners, they could posses a future threat to the cricket calendar. Currently, the IPL has a window of two and a half months which will be in effect in the coming seasons. The IPL’s commercial value has recently seen its one match valued at Rs 118 crore, so if the same players from India and other countries star playing in these leagues, it will again be a huge issue. The UAE league is another big-money tournament that could affect the cricket calendar upside-down.

The newly formed South Africa T20 League will start in January 2023 with some big players around the world on offer.


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