Former Indian player Yuvraj Singh has written to the BCCI for asking their permission for playing in various T20 Leagues around the world. Left-hander signed for Toronto Nationals and will play in the Global T20 Canada. Former Indian pace bowler Manpreet Gony was also signed by Nationals for the upcoming T20 competition.
It seems that BCCI have relaxed their stance on Indian players participating in various T20 Leagues around the world. Yuvraj Singh had announced his retirement from all forms of the game. Singh’s name has been linked to Euro T20 Slam hosted jointly by Netherlands, Ireland and Scotland; it would mean that he would have a grueling cricket schedule this year.
Global T20 Canada is all set to begin from 25th July in Brampton near Toronto. The six teams will participate in this year’s competition. Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Fawad Ahmed, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Dwayne Bravo, Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan and Darren Sammy are notable names that have signed for the second edition of the competition.
The Global T20 Canada will be played at Brampton, Ontario from 25 July to 11 August. The six teams will play round-robin formats followed by the playoffs.
Full squads and coaches:
Yuvraj Singh, Chris Green, Sandeep Lamichhane, Callum MacLeod, Chirag Suri, Brendon McCullum, Kieron Pollard, Trent Boult, Heinrick Klaasen, Manpreet Gony, Ghulam Shabbir, Jasdeep Singh, Jeremy Gordon, Ravinderpal Singh, Salman Nazar, Mark Montford, Rodrigo Thomas
Coach: Geoff Lawson
George Bailey, Keemo Paul, Matthew Cross, Nizakat Khan, Arslan Khan, Yax Patel Steven Taylor, Dillon Heylinger Thisara Perera, Sunil Narine, Fawad Ahmad, Isuru Udana, Niroshan Dickwella, , Nikhil Dutta, Bhupinder Singh, Muhammed Naveed, Kyle Coetzer.
Coach: Tom Moody
Kane Williamson, Faf du Plessis, Ben Cutting, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Sherfane Rutherford, , Ehsan Nawaz, Kyle Fitzroy Phill, James Neesham, Safyaan Sharif, Anshuman Rath, Richie Berrington, Davy Jacobs, Navneet Dhaliwal, Satsimranjit Dhinsa, Akash Gill, Shahzad Ahmadzai
Coach: Stephen Fleming
Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shoaib Malik, Tim Southee, Daniel Sams, Hayden Walsh Jr, JJ Smit, Tobias Visee, Michael Rippon, Rassie van der Dussen, Chadwick Walton, Ali Khan, Saad Zafar, Rizwan Cheema, Rayaan Pathan, Harsh Thaker, Matthew Nandu
Coach: Donovan Miller
Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Dwayne (DJ) Bravo, Paul van Meekeren, Sompal Kami, Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Sunny Dwayne Smith, Umar Akmal, Rayad Emrit, Najibullah Zadran, Sohal, Hamza Tariq, Kaleem Sana-ur-Rehim, Umair Ghani, Romesh Eranga, Varun Sehdev
Coach: Lalchand Rajput
Brampton Wolves (New team)
Darren Sammy, Shakib Al Hasan, Colin Munro, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Lendl Simmons, Timil Patel, Nitish Kumar, Abrash Khan, Armaan Kapoor, Andre Fletcher, Babar Hayat, George Munsey, Rohan Mustafa, Zahoor Khan, Faisal Jamkhandi, Nawab Singh
Coach: Phil Simmons