The much-anticipated performance review meeting of the Indian Senior Men’s cricket team after the T20 World Cup 2022 debacle took place on Sunday (1 January). The top officials including Board President Roger Binny, Secretary Jay Shah, Indian Captain Rohit Sharma, Team India Head Coach Rahul Dravid, Head of Cricket (NCA) VVS Laxman and Chairman of Senior Men Selection Committee Chetan Sharma attended the meeting. A few key decisions were taken by the Indian cricket board keeping the 2023 ODI World Cup in mind.
Among several key decisions was also a verdict on players’ participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The top officials of the Indian cricket board have decided that the World Cup-bound players who are prone to injuries will not play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The BCCI released a full-fledged statement giving a summary of what were the things decided in the review meeting.
“The issues of player availability, workload management and fitness parameters were also discussed at length during the meeting along with the roadmap to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023,” said BCCI in a release.
The report also claimed that the Indian cricket board has shortlisted 20 players who will be part of the ICC ODI World Cup.
“With an eye on the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, the BCCI has shortlisted a pool of 20 players, sources told NDTV. Also, top players could be asked to skip the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), with the BCCI wanting players to focus on ICC events, in order to avoid injury problems,” claimed the report.
The other few recommendations from BCCI in the review meeting include NCA working with IPL franchisees to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the IPL 2023.