Father Yograj Singh reacts after BCCI suspends request for Yuvraj’s return – Cricket

Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was keen to come out of retirement and play national cricket for his home team, Punjab. He even argued for selection in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, but received a rejection from the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI).

The summit cricket council has yet to process Yuvraj’s request for permission to make a comeback for his state team. Meanwhile, his father Yograj Singh reacted and said BCCI should allow former players to return.

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In a conversation with Asianet News, Yograj said such moves would benefit aspiring cricketers as retired players can pass their experience on to the next generation.

“I’m not sure the exact reason, as I haven’t spoken with Yuvi about the same thing yet. But, it is entirely the choice of BCCI. However, I think that retired players should be given enough time to come back and play with the young boys, who have a lot to learn from them, ”Yograj Singh told Asianet.

Yograj revealed how he insisted that his son return to playing at the national level with young people. He added that Yuvraj appeared to be in touch with the other cricketers.

“I think it was really important for him to play the game with the boys, at least that’s how I felt, with Puneet Bali. Before the IPL, we organized a camp and asked him to play with the boys. Yuvi said he was too old now. But I insisted that he play with them. He played four-five innings and looked in good shape, while the boys were shocked and wondered how he could play at such a level even today, ”said Yograj Singh.

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Yuvraj left international cricket in 2019, after which he competed in a few leagues abroad. He went on to play in the T20 Canada and T10 World League in Dubai. He was among the 32 likely players announced by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) earlier this month.

PCA secretary Puneet Bali had called on the two-time World Cup winner to come out of retirement and join the team in a bid to coach the youngsters.

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