The BCCI will shortly introduce a new No Objection Certificate (NOC) rule in an effort to establish more control over the participation of Indian players in international T20 tournaments.
The BCCI has expressed worries over the increasing number of foreign leagues and their financial connections to Indian investors. The decision is expected to be officially revealed during the coming Apex Council Meeting on July 7.
Sources close to the board claim that the BCCI has concerns about the rising trend of Indian players looking for opportunities in other leagues, a number of which are reportedly backed by revenue from the IPL. The BCCI wants to stop this trend by maintaining tighter supervision over the involvement of its players in these competitions.
Indian Players couldn’t participate in T20 leagues without a NOC- BCCI
According to the proposed regulations, Indian players must get a NOC from the BCCI if they want to participate, including coaching, in overseas T20 competitions like the ILT20 in the United Arab Emirates and Major League Cricket in the United States.
With this move, the players are obligated to prioritize their responsibilities to Indian cricket and maintain open lines of communication with the board regarding their involvement with overseas tournaments.
The BCCI is additionally considering the implementation of a cooling-off period rule, which would stop players from going into international leagues right away after retirement.
This guideline aims to ensure a more stable and sustainable player ecosystem inside Indian cricket by preventing players from abruptly quitting their domestic careers and seeking lucrative overseas contracts.
In addition to the NOC regulation, the BCCI is ready to update the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT) Impact Player rules in order to bring them into line with the IPL. Impact Players can now only be introduced during the initial 16 overs of a match in SMAT.
Another change the BCCI wants to make is to make it mandatory for teams to swap team sheets in the SMAT after the toss, just like they do in the IPL. The teams’ flexibility to make last-minute adjustments based on the playing situations and opponents.
These proposed adjustments show the BCCI’s commitment to upholding an effective and competitive domestic system while protecting Indian cricket’s interests.