BCCI took a big decision on players playing IPL in review meeting
NCA will work with IPL franchises to monitor workload of star players
BCCI has taken this step regarding the ODI World Cup to be held in India this year
new Delhi. Team India last won the ODI World Cup in 2011 at home. This time also the tournament is going to be held entirely in India. After the failure of the T20 World Cup for two consecutive years, the BCCI wants to win the World Cup at home this year. For this, the BCCI took many big decisions on the very first day of the new year i.e. January 1. In this, keeping in mind the preparations for the ODI World Cup, a major decision has also been taken on the participation of veteran players of Team India in IPL 2023. This is such a decision, due to which the tension of the franchisee can increase. After all, what is that decision and why the tension of the franchisee can increase. Let’s understand.
In the statement issued by the BCCI after the meeting, it has been said that in view of the future tour program of the Men’s Cricket Team and preparations for the 2023 ODI World Cup, the players shortlisted for the National Cricket Academy ODI World Cup will be selected for the IPL 2023. The IPL will work closely with the franchisees to monitor the stakeholders. This is the decision, which can increase the restlessness of the franchisee. Let’s see how they understand.
BCCI shortlists 20 players for the World Cup
Actually, BCCI has shortlisted 20 players for the World Cup 2023 to be held in October-November. For the safety of the players, the BCCI has asked the NCA to work with the IPL teams on workload management. It is clear that the star players who have been shortlisted by the BCCI for the World Cup, how many matches they will play in the IPL, when rest is necessary for them, will be decided by the NCA.
Star players will be able to play IPL only after NCA’s green signal
The NCA will have the authority to manage the workload of those star players during the IPL. It includes Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah and Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya, besides Chennai Super Kings pacers Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja. Because these players have an old history of injury. All these players are important for Team India in terms of ODI World Cup. In such a situation, to reduce the workload of star players, BCCI can also prevent them from participating in IPL if needed.
At the same time, the players who are getting injured again and again, their way to play in IPL will be clear only after NCA’s green signal or NOC.
This decision is going to increase the tension for the franchisee.
This can prove to be a troublesome decision for the franchisee. Because the franchisee has spent crores of rupees on buying these players. In such a situation, after this order of BCCI, it will be necessary for them to give rest to the players during IPL.
On this issue, a franchise official told InsideSport, it is a problem. Players make IPL the best, not the franchise. That’s why it is necessary to take care of them. No one would want another Deepak Chahar or Shreyas Iyer to miss the entire IPL. They are important to the brand IPL. But at the same time we have to manage their workload carefully so that they do not get hurt. This means that these players will have to be used wisely in the IPL. They have to be given rest if needed.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 01, 2023, 19:16 IST