Gulf Giants confident of getting positive outcome on the Lynn situation

By Real11 - Aug 18 2022 138 Views


Adani-owned Gulf Giants confident of positive outcomes on Chris Lynn's issue

Chris Lynn is yet to receive NOC from Australia Cricketer for joining the maiden incursion of the Adani Group-owned team, Gulf Giants in the UAE T20 League. Overall the newly formed combination of players for the Gulf Giants seems to stand out from others but all stills at the Chris Lynn issue. Despite all these, the Adani Sportsline management is confident of a positive outcome.

The 32 years old Aussie allrounder featured distinguishedly when the announcement for the 14-member squad of Gulf Giants was made on Wednesday, August 17. Australian Cricket Bard has commented on the topic saying that the player has not yet sought the mandatory NOC, which is required or him to take part in an overseas tournament. January-February (2023) window is scheduled for organising the UAE T20 League.

"CA's position is that we have not received any NOC requests and we are already aware he has signed with (the) UAE (league)," said a spokesman for the Australian T20 League while a spokesman for the Australian Cricket Board made a largely similar statement. "Australian Cricket Board has yet to receive a request for a no objection certificate relating to any player's participation in overseas leagues this upcoming season."

However, a spokesman for the player addressed the press that his team is trying hard for the NOC. The Adani Sportsline management too is confident the matter would be resolved. "We are working on his NOC. Hopefully, we will be able to manage something," an Adani Sportsline official said. Lynn himself was not available for comment.

A power-hitting opener like Chris Lynn has been not offered a contract for the Australian Cricket League. Previously he has played for some giant franchises like Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata in the Indian T20 League

Every team in the UAE T20 League has been asked to announce the authorized 14-member squads with a provision for the addition of four players from the United Arab Emirates afterwards. So far Mumbai, Kolkata and Gulf Giants have announced their teams and Capri Global, Delhi and Lancer Capital are expected to reveal their team in a few days. 

The most provocative question arising from this league is, will there be any Pakistani player? So far no team has expressed their interest in them. Five of the six teams are owned by  Indian investors and that may be the reason which is stopping them from signing Pakistani players as they can face a major backlash in India which will affect both their market and their fanbase. Now it’s all up to the Manchester United management who has no such threat and can opt for a Pakistan player if required.

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