Yuvraj Singh likely to retire from international cricket

Yuvraj Singh, one of India’s greatest limited-overs cricketers, is considering retirement from international cricket in a bid to make himself available for the franchise-based leagues across the globe.

Yuvraj, the Player of the Tournament in India’s World Cup win in 2011, has offers from Global T20 Canada and Euro T20 Slam in Ireland.   -  afp

Yuvraj Singh, one of India’s greatest limited-overs cricketers, is considering retirement from international cricket in a bid to make himself available for the franchise-based leagues across the globe.

While the Punjab left-hander wasn’t available for a comment, top Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials told Sportstar that the 37-year-old is planning to hang up his boots if he gets a clearance from the board.

“He has informally told a few people about his plan, but he may officially take a call once there is more clarity from the BCCI and the league management,” one official said.

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The official also hinted that Yuvraj, the Player of the Tournament in India’s World Cup win in 2011, has offers from Global T20 Canada and Euro T20 Slam in Ireland.

A couple of days ago, Irfan Pathan put his name in the Caribbean Premier League draft, raising questions about whether he was eligible to be part of the draft as he is still an active first-class cricketer.

Though officials claimed they have asked Pathan to withdraw from the CPL draft, this publication understands that the player hasn’t heard any such thing from the board yet.

The board official, however, indicated that even if Yuvraj calls it quits, the BCCI rule needs to be checked. “There are finer lines and that is something we need to look at,” the official said.

Yuvraj, who last played for India in 2017, featured for Mumbai Indians in this year’s Indian Premier League, but could only play in four games.