Virat Kohli's workload management plan that was rejected by BCCI in 2019, comes into action, IPL franchises may release key Indian players for ODI World Cup
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held a meeting on Sunday. All the senior officials of the board participated in this meeting, which included BCCI President Roger Binny, Secretary Jay Shah, Captain Rohit Sharma, Head Coach Rahul Dravid, National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman and former chairman of the selection committee Chetan Sharma.
Several major decisions were taken in this meeting. However, everyone’s main objective was regarding the preparations for the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be held in India this October.
In view of the ODI World Cup, there was a lot of discussion on the workload management of Indian players. It was decided in this meeting that some important players can be rested in IPL 2023 so that they are fully ready for the big ICC tournaments. Many important players of India are troubled by injury. In such a situation, the pressure of playing continuous cricket and IPL can further affect their mental and physical health. However, the BCCI has taken cognizance of the matter.
Important players will step aside from IPL
The Board of Cricket Control in India resolved that if there is a possibility of injury to the important players, then they will be kept away from the IPL. Also, a pool of 20 players has been created, and the team for the ODI World Cup will be selected from this pool only. Also, the NCA and the IPL franchise will jointly monitor the fitness of those players. If the NCA feels that the player may be injured, then he will be barred from playing in the IPL, from that pool of 20 players.
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Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli had raised this issue in 2019
This is not the first time that a proposal related to IPL and injury has come before the BCCI. The same proposal was put before the BCCI in 2019 by then captain Virat Kohli. Kohli had asked the Board to manage the workload of some key players ahead of the 2019 World Cup. However, then BCCI didn’t pay much attention to this plan and now after 4 years, the same plan is being implemented.
What did Kohli say about workload management three years ago?
Virat Kohli said before the start of IPL 2019 that World Cup comes every four years and Indian players play IPL every year. In such a situation, attention should be paid on the mental and physical health of some important players. Then the BCCI had rejected these things and did not pay attention. The result was that the Indian team had to face defeat in the 2019 ODI World Cup, 2021 World Test Championship, 2021 T20 World Cup and 2022 T20 World Cup too.
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