Ambati Rayudu signs up for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots ahead of Caribbean Premier League
Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu, known for his stints in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and international cricket, will join the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
Rayudu's signing with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots is crucial since it positions him as their top player, according to Crichistory.in. Following his contract with CSK's sister team, Texas Super Kings, for the inaugural Major Cricket League (MLC) in the United States, the 37-year-old's cricketing odyssey took an unusual turn.
Rayudu's intentions for the MLC, however, took an unexpected turn due to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) shifting policies. Rayudu decided not to participate in the MLC amid speculation about a cooling-off period policy aimed to prohibit retired players from immediately engaging in overseas leagues.
The BCCI, India's governing body of cricket, has yet to comment on the proposed cooling-off time rules. If implemented, this restriction could limit retired players' ability to participate in overseas leagues quickly after retiring from playing cricket.
If Rayudu plays in the CPL, he will go down in history as the second Indian cricketer to play in the event.
Pravin Tambe is the only Indian player who has previously played in the Caribbean Premier League.