BCCI mandates strict changes to Indian cricket

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appears to be unhappy with some players who are not playing for the national team in the ongoing Ranji Trophy despite being fit and able to play. He has reportedly announced strict measures in the cricket world. The board has decided to take firm action against such players and make it mandatory for them to participate in the next round of matches starting February 16th.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, the instructions were sent to Indian cricketers via email. Meanwhile, this obligation only applies to players who are not currently part of the national team or who are undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

Immediately, players who wasted time waiting for the Indian Premier League (IPL) will have to join up with their respective teams just before the next match of the Ranji His Trophy. The board’s move is aimed at instilling discipline in the players, especially those who have not participated in the immediate IPL matches despite their health status.

Indian Cricket and the Ishan Kishan debacle

One of the cricketers who has been in the spotlight for the same reason in recent days has been spotted training in Baroda with Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya. This is Ishan Kishan, who was spotted. However, he is not the only player to stay away from the Ranji Trophy despite not being selected for the Indian squad. Players like Krunal Pandya and Deepak Chahar were also kept away from domestic red-ball tournaments.

This policy also applies to players like Shreyas Iyer, who was left out of the Indian cricket team for the ongoing Test series against England due to poor form. “Players cannot prioritize only international cricket or the IPL. They have to make themselves available for domestic cricket and fulfill their commitments with their respective state teams,” a BCCI official said.

Meanwhile, the BCCI is also considering making it mandatory for players to play at least four Ranji Trophy matches in each season to be eligible to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the future. It has been reported. This happened after several players who were fit and available skipped the country’s premier red-ball tournament to prepare themselves for the cash-rich league.

Bumrah joins the Indian cricket team on Wednesday

Meanwhile, Cricbuzz reports that Indian cricket team pacer Jasprit Bumrah is yet to join the Indian cricket team with less than 48 hours until the third Test against England. It was also reported that it had not arrived in Rajkot. The host team gathered at the venue on February 11th and has been training ever since, but Bumrah was still notable for his absence on Tuesday afternoon, February 13th.

However, it is understood that he will join up with his teammates on the eve of the friendly and take part in training on Wednesday (February 14). The third Test is scheduled to begin on February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (soon to be called Niranjan Shah Stadium) in Rajkot. The five-match series is currently tied at 1 win and 1 loss, with the visiting team winning the Hyderabad Test and India winning the match in Vizag.


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