Yuvraj is training with the Punjab, but is waiting for BCCI approval


Yuvraj had announced his retirement from all formats last year. © Getty

In recent days, Yuvraj Singh has sweated with his colleagues in Punjab at the IS Bindra Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Yuvraj is motivated to return to the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. He spent 45 good minutes in the net and, as the ball hit the sweet spot of his bat, it was obvious that the charismatic left-hander had not lost a single bit of his magic touch. About 30 Punjab crickets in two groups had attended a 10-day preparatory camp ahead of a December 18 T20 tournament in Ludhiana.

However, uncertainty prevails over his return. Yuvraj has not yet received the approval of the Chairman of the Control Council for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly. Puneet Bali, secretary of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), who had asked Yuvraj to retire, told TOI: “We are still waiting for BCCI’s response.”

Yuvraj retired from the international and international cricket, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), in June 2019, compensating himself to play in foreign leagues around the globe. He played for the Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada, which took place in August last year, and for the Maratha Arabs in the Abu Dhabi T10, in November last year.

The BCCI rule stipulates that active crickets in the internal circuit are not allowed to participate in overseas T20 leagues. Therefore, it will be interesting to see if the flamboyant batman receives a green signal from the board or not.

In addition to Yuvraj, Punjab coaches also named Pacer Barinder Sran on their 30-man list ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. The 28-year-old, who played six ODIs and two T20Is for India, had previously criticized Punjab coaches before moving to Chandigarh last year.

The change didn’t go well for Sran, as he only managed to get five counters in as many A-list matches, two counters in four T20 matches and failed to take any counters in the only Ranji Trophy game he played against Arunachal. Pradesh. . He was later abandoned by Chandigarh coaches, saying he was in poor shape and has now returned to play for Punjab.

Sreesanth named among the probable of Kerala

Sreesanth is finally set to return to active cricket after the end of his ban as the fast bowler was included in the 26-odd team for the senior state team in Kerala ahead of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The T20 tournament is scheduled to begin on January 10th.

Sreesanth has been eligible to play since Sept. 13 this year, but with the start of the domestic season delayed due to the pandemic, the stimulator has been forced to wait to make a comeback. Sreesanth, 37, and the rest of the players, including Sanju Samson, Sachin Baby and Jalaj Saxena, will attend a training camp at SD College Ground in Alappuzha on December 20-30.