Veteran spinner Pravin Tambe will not be eligible to play in the Indian Premier League, as he appears to have flouted BCCI policies, by featuring in a foreign league (The T10 league in Dubai and Sharjah) without officially announcing his retirement. The new IPL chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed to Cricbuzz about Tambe's ineligibility.
At 48, Tambe became the oldest player to be bought at the IPL auction when KKR snapped him up for a base price of INR 20 Lakh ahead of the upcoming season this year. Tambe has already featured in the tournament, with a grand total of 33 appearances over four seasons (2013 to 2016) for three different franchises - Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has a tally of 28 wickets, 15 of which he picked in the 2014 season while turning out for Rajasthan Royals.
Recently, Harbhajan Singh, who hasn't played for India since 2016 but is yet to retire, was the only Indian name in the draft for The Hundred - the new league format in England. Right before the draft, however, the spinner took his name off the list in favour of continuing to play for CSK in the IPL. Yuvraj Singh featured in the Canada Global T20 League after he retired from all forms of the game. It remains to be seen if KKR opt for a replacement player.