'Tambe has to retire in order to play foreign leagues. In any case, the IPL governing council will have to decide on his fate as he has already flouted BCCI rules when he played T10 league in Abu Dhabi.'
Veteran Mumbai leg spinner Pravin Tambe put his name for the Caribbean Premier League players' draft but BCCI is unlikely to give him permission unless the 48-year-old announces retirement from Indian domestic cricket.
The BCCI had disqualified Tambe from this year's IPL, which has now been postponed indefinitely, after he was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Players' Auction in December as he flouted the rules by appearing in an unsanctioned T10 league in Abu Dhabi last year.
The BCCI rules state that any player who wants to play in domestic T20 leagues in other countries will get the No Objection Certificate (NOC) provided he announces retirement from all forms of domestic cricket including IPL.
That was exactly what Yuvraj Singh did before he went to play Global T20 league in Canada.
"Tambe has to retire in order to play foreign leagues. In any case, the IPL governing council will have to decide on his fate as he has already flouted BCCI rules when he played T10 league in Abu Dhabi. He is an active domestic player," a BCCI official said.
Tambe had put his name in the draft as he was expecting to be picked by Shah Rukh Khan owned Trinbago Knight Riders but his current indiscretion may not go unnoticed by the BCCI.
He rose to fame after he made his IPL debut at the age of 41 and became the oldest player to play in the cash-rich league in 2013.
The leggie has played 33 IPL matches in which he has taken 28 wickets at an average of 30.5.
However, when contacted a CPL official clarified that at the moment the league was not making any announcements with regard to players.
The CPL is scheduled to be held between August 18 and September 10 behind close doors in Trinidad and Tobago, after permission from local authorities.