The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has very strict guidelines when it comes to Indian players featuring in the overseas T20 and T10 leagues as no non-retired player could take part in these foreign leagues. Mumbai’s veteran off-spinner Pravin Tambe, who took part in the T10 League where he played for the Sindhis in 2018 and this has worked against him with regards to playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2020. 48-year-old Tambe became the oldest cricketer to be brought in the IPL auction.
Tambe has previously played for the Rajasthan Royals (RR), Gujrat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad between IPL 2013 to 2016. In 33 IPL games, the off-spinner has picked up a total of 28 wickets including 15 of which came for Rajasthan Royals in a single edition. IPL chairman Brijesh Patel himself confirmed the news of Pravin Tambe not eligible to play in the IPL 2020. However, KKR is yet to name a replacement for the senior off-spinner.