Cricket/ Harbhajan Singh could announce his retirement to take part in franchise cricket ‘The Hundred’ in UK

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh could announce his retirement from international cricket soon if any team in England’s new city-based franchise league ‘The Hundred’ picks him in the player draft slated to take place on October 20 in London.

Harbhajan is the only Indian to throw his hat in the ring of the latest version of franchise cricket ‘The Hundred’. Harbhajan has kept his base price at £1,00,000.

Despite the success of the IPL, Indian male cricketers are not allowed to play T20 league cricket outside the country. Harbhajan Singh, who last represented India in Asia Cup 2016, has not retired from international cricket and this will be a hindrance for him if he wants to feature in The Hundred.

Recently Yuvraj Singh had taken part in the Global Canada Twenty20, but that was possible only because the allrounder had retired.

The report also states that the 39-year-old Harbhajan is yet to make a formal approach to BCCI to allow him to take part in the league. Harbhajan is likely to take a step if he gets picked in the player draft.

Harbhajan may draw curtains on his international career if BCCI doesn’t relax its rules for him: Considering the fact that a comeback in the Indian side is highly unlikely, Harbhajan might not mind to draw curtains on his international career if the BCCI doesn’t relax its rules for him.

The Hundred is the title of a professional 100-ball cricket tournament in England and Wales run by the ECB commencing in July 2020. The league will consist of eight city-based franchise teams, each of which will field both a men’s and women’s team.