Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh may have announced his comeback plans for his state — Punjab, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to give green light to the decision. Speaking to Cricbuzz, Yuvi had revealed that PCA secretary Puneet Bali approached with a request to come out of retirement.
Yuvraj has written to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly in this regard and waiting for a response from the board. According to BCCI rules, it might be impossible for Yuvraj to play for Punjab again.
Yuvraj is receiving pension of Rs 22,500 per month
A board official said that Yuvraj has already received his one-time benefit post-retirement and also getting a pension of Rs. 22,500 per month.
“Getting to spend time with someone as experienced as Yuvraj could be the best thing to happen for the young players coming into the Punjab squad. But then, he has not only received a one-time benefit post-retirement but also reportedly gets a pension of around Rs 22,500. These are all documented in the accounts of the BCCI as well from the time of his retirement in 2019. The final call lies with the board,” the official told ANI.
After the retirement, Yuvi was able to get No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play the Global T20 Canada and Abu Dhabi T10 tournament. It is to be noted that the Indian board — BCCI doesn’t allow active players to participate in foreign leagues.
Earlier this year, BCCI had banned Pravin Tambe from playing Indian Premier League (IPL) after he had taken part in T10 league in 2018. Tambe, who had retired from Indian cricket in 2018, made a comeback in 2019, was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2020.
However, he was not allowed to take part in the IPL as he already was enlisted as a retired player in the board’s records.