Yuvraj formally writes to the BCCI seeking approval to participate in T20 leagues abroad

NEW DELHI: Newly retired Yuvraj Singh has formally written to the BCCI looking for the permission of the table to play T20 leagues worldwide.

Yuvraj invited his glorious international career last week and expressed his desire to play in leagues abroad for fun.

He wrote to the board yesterday I have not seen an issue in him getting the nod to play in overseas leagues now that he has retired from international cricket and IPL, a BCCI source said on Tuesday.

The BCCI has barred active players from taking part in overseas T20 leagues and that is one of the reasons, Yuvraj considered retirement to make himself available for competitions around the world.

Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, who had retired from international cricket, could be part of the League T10 in the UAE.

Last month, Irfan Pathan became the first Indian player to be included in the Caribbean Premier League draft although he remained an active first-class player and did not take prior permission from BCCI.

The BCCI had also withdrawn his brother Yusuf's NOC for participation in Hong Kong T20 tournament two years ago.

Last week, Yuvraj had said that he was looking forward to play in foreign T20 leagues .

I want to play cricket T20. At this age, I can play some kind of fun cricket. I want to go and enjoy my life. It has been too stressful just to think about my international career, my performance and big tournaments like the IPL. Said the 37 year old.