The workload management of the players has always been a concern for the Indian team between international cricket and the Indian T20 League since the inception of the tournament 15 years back in the year 2008. It has been reflected on a couple of occasions that the availability of players for the national team got affected due to their commitments in the cash-rich T20 tournament.
In a recent piece of news, the Indian cricket Board has planned to discuss with the franchises of the Indian T20 League regarding the workload management of the players. It is also very important considering the commencement of the ODI World Cup later this year in the month of October and November in their own backyard.
BCCI is planning to hold a meeting with IPL franchises to monitor the workload of players in the ODI World Cup. (Source - The Telegraph)— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 29, 2023
“Meeting will brief the franchises on how the NCA wishes to keep a tab on the players’ fitness. The recent spate of injuries to the players has pushed the Board to take such a step. While Ravindra Jadeja is expected to return to action during the ensuing Test series against Australia next month, Jasprit Bumrah’s availability is still under a cloud,” said the Indian Cricket Board sources to The Telegraph.
Kolkata CEO denied any official comments on the same
Although the Kolkata franchise CEO Venky Mysore went on to clarify that nothing official has arrived in the same case and avoided making any comment on the grounds of media reports.
“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,” said Mysore.
“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 said to journalists.
“The franchises also hire physios and masseurs who have worked with national teams earlier and so there’s nothing to panic about for the BCCI,” he added later.
Although these speculations have also drawn reactions and comments from Indian cricket fans. The fans took to Twitter to come up with various reactions on the workload management of Indian players in light of the fact that it is a World Cup year ahead.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Workload— राजस्थानी S H U 🅱️ H A M (@maukewalarcbfan) January 29, 2023
Krte kya hai aisa ye , 1 series bad to inko rest chahiye workload ke naam pe pic.twitter.com/4zucNtZBBp
IPL franchise s pic.twitter.com/SuGPkiIuiW— Kamlesh_gurjar_007 (@imkamleshgurjar) January 29, 2023
Drop ishan kishan from odis, he is not fit for cricket— Daksh Gill(fan account) (@GillDakshveer) January 29, 2023
Every other cricket nation should also do this— dinesh dinu (@dinesh_offl_06) January 29, 2023
Why only indian players..why not foreign players..what if other foreign boards asked their players to skip ipl?— Schizoid 🪃💡 (@drRam_tweets) January 29, 2023
Whatever, Bumrah will play all matches for MI with full fitness. Period.— Rajat Agarwala (@RjtAg222) January 29, 2023
Good at last they have woken up. Rest shud start with the captain first in IPL— naq5 (@ntweet_55) January 29, 2023
in odi worldcup?abhi toh ye shuru bhi nhi hua aur worldcup jeetna hai ya workload manage karna hai— 👐SULTAN RAAV👐 (@termina89945494) January 29, 2023
Just ask MI to rest bumrah & CSK to rest Jadeja. Rest all fine.— Anbu (@Anbu87780801) January 29, 2023
IPL cup bohot ho gaya ab icc cup chaiye.— Niyati Ray 🇮🇳 (@DrRayNiyati_23) January 29, 2023