BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Chris Lynn of the Heat looks dejected after losing his wicket during the Big Bash League match between the Brisbane Heat and the Perth Scorchers at The Gabba on January 5, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Chris Lynn's chances of playing any role in the Big Bash League this season have received a boost, with Cricket Australia set to allow him to play half a season before jetting to the United Arab Emirates.

The abundance of T20 competitions springing up around the globe has left Cricket Australia and the BBL with a considerable challenge on their hands.

This coming summer, a new UAE league called the ILT20, A new Cricket South Africa League, and the Bangladesh Premier League, will all be played at the same time as the BBL during January.

The BBL's disadvantage is that it isn't backed by the IPL as the South African and UAE tournaments are, and also runs for double the length.

For any player to play overseas, they need a no-objection certificate from the home board, however, despite the fact Lynn doesn't currently have a contract with any BBL club, it had been reported Cricket Australia would deny him the certificate.

They now appear to have backflipped on that position, with the chance for Lynn to link up with the Adelaide Strikers after being dumped by the Brisbane Heat at the end of last summer existing.

It's reported by The Herald Sun that Lynn could well link up with the Strikers for the first month of the tournament before heading overseas, where he will make a substantial pay day.

It's the second time Cricket Australia have bent their own rules this year, with reports that David Warner will be supplemented on a Cricket Australia boosted contract to play in the BBL outside the salary cap, likely with the Sydney Thunder who he has played with previously.

Lynn leaving halfway through the tournament is thought to be likely to create a dangerous precedent, although Cricket Australia are also stopping a messy legal battle with this compromise, given Lynn hasn't played for the national team in over two years - a spot where the no objection certificate becomes a grey area.

Other players such as Warner couldn't leave the BBL without a certificate from Cricket Australia.

No announcement has been made at this stage over Lynn's potential participation in the BBL this summer.