Former India batter Ambati Rayudu has pulled out of the inaugural Major League Cricket in the USA due to personal reasons.
Rayudu was signed by CSK’s sister franchise Texas Super Kings soon after announcing his retirement from the IPL in June.
The development comes at a time when the BCCI is mulling a cooling-off period to prevent the trend of “pre-determined” retirement of Indian players.
Active Indian players are barred from playing in overseas leagues but the retired ones are allowed.
“Ambati Rayudu will not be available to participate in the first season of the MLC with Texas Super Kings due to personal reasons,” Texas Super Kings said in a statement.
The Major League Cricket will be played in the USA from July 13 to 30. IPL franchisees including KKR, CSK and Mumbai Indians own teams in the competition.
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