IPL 2023 Franchise Meeting – BCCI & IPL Franchises at Loggerheads? The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises and the Board of Control…
IPL 2023 Franchise Meeting – BCCI & IPL Franchises at Loggerheads? The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is on collision course on the issue of PLAYERS WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT. According to a report by The Telegraph, one of the franchise has told them that the BCCI ‘can’t direct them to rest the player’. The report claims most of the franchises at this stage are clueless on BCCI’s statement on Workload management & the board will soon be calling a franchsie meet in this regard: Follow IND vs NZ LIVE & IPL 2023 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
“The BCCI cannot direct a franchise to rest a player unless he is unfit. After all, the players have a contract with the franchises,” a franchise official told the paper on condition of anonymity.
“The franchises also hire physios and masseurs who have worked with national teams earlier and so there’s nothing to panic for the BCCI.”
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IPL 2023: IPL Franchises & BCCI at loggerheads on ‘players workload management issue’, board to call for IPL FRANCHISES meeting: Follow LIVE UPDATES
BCCI & IPL Franchises at Loggerheads? – ENTIRE ISSUE Explained: At its review meeting with the Team India management on New Year’s Day, the BCCI had said that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) “will work in tandem with the IPL franchises to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the IPL 2023”.
The statement was made because of tw0 reasons. First India once again flopped at ICC T20 World CUP & Secondly this being ICC ODI World CUP year, BCCI wants to manage workload of the players.
The 50-over World Cup is scheculed in India in October-November & BCCI wants all shortlisted players stay fresh for the MEGA-EVENT.
But the directive of the BCCI seems to have not gone down well with the IPL Franchises.
“There’s nothing official about it. The BCCI hasn’t told us anything. It wouldn’t be proper to make a comment on the basis of media reports,” Kolkata Knight Riders chief executive Venky Mysore told the Telegraph.
During IPL 2020, hours after then Board president Sourav Ganguly announced that Rohit Sharma would miss the Australia tour with a hamstring injury, the Mumbai Indians captain took the field in a crucial tie for the franchise after having missed the past four games.
The players’ decision to skip national duty and play in the IPL snowballed into a debate last year after Sunil Gavaskar questioned the players’ commitment. The franchises’ meeting with the Board could help clear all doubts though it is unlikely that the team owners will agree to impose any cap on bowlers’ workload.