New Delhi: The BCCI should permit its young cricketers to play in various T20 leagues across the globe, according to former India cricketer Anil Kumble. He reckons this will help them to gain exposure before the 2024 World Cup to be played in the West Indies and the United States. Ever since the IPL started in India, countries like Australia, Pakistan, and West Indies also introduced their own T20 leagues. The BCCI does not allow their active players to take part in overseas leagues.
“I think exposure certainly helps. We have seen that with the kind of development that it has had on Indian cricket. For example, the IPL, where overseas players come in and the kind of changes we’ve had in Indian cricket has certainly helped.
“In terms of giving an opportunity to a young player to go overseas and have a crack, then why not?” Kumble was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’.
“I think it’s important that you need to have everything that you need to do that come 2024, you are well prepared to take on a World Cup event.” Several Indian players had entered the tournament without the experience of playing in Australia”, he further added.
Kumble also said that the Indian team need to be versatile in their batting approach and line-up.
“The other thing that I also feel that needs to come into this team is the flexible approach to batting or the batting order.
“Because in T20s, I certainly believe there is no fixed batting order. You have to be flexible in the way you are going to go about using your resources,” Kumble added.
According to the former wrist spinner, team India need to specify the brand of cricket India will be playing in the future.
“And likewise, if you identify the brand of cricket that we are looking at and then identify these key young players who you believe need those exposures, then why not? I think that’s important,” he said.