The year 2023 has come, and BCCI has done a review meeting on the 1st of January with head coach Rahul Dravid and regular skipper Rohit Sharma. This meeting includes BCCI chief Roger Binny, secretary Jay Shah and NCA head coach VVS Laxman and many measures have been taken up in the meeting.
In the previous year, the performance of the Indian cricket team was disappointing. Especially in ICC events and other big series, our so-called cricketing heroes returned empty-handed. In Asia Cup and T20 World Cup, we only got disappointment. In this connection, BCCI started the year with a review meeting.
In this meeting, it was decided that looking at the upcoming world cup and FTP, the players’ workload will be monitored during the IPL. And for this, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will work closely with the IPL franchise.
Whatever BCCI has planned to do in the year 2023, former skipper Virat Kohli wanted all these measures in the year 2019. Read the quote below, which Virat gave before the start of IPL 2019.
“We have discussed the workload and told the players to be smart and inform the franchise. The entire workload will be monitored, and players will take breaks whenever they see the opportunity. The World Cup comes every four years, and we play IPL every year. It is not that we are not committed to IPL, but we have to be smart. We have to work according to the balance and take smart decisions. Everyone is committed to the World Cup and wants to be there,” Virat said in 2019 before the start of IPL.
In 2018, Kohli demanded to give Indian pacers a break from IPL. He said this break would keep the Indian pacers fresh for the ODI World Cup in England. But his advice was rejected. And now the BCCI is coming round and round on the same path that Kohli wanted in 2018.
The BCCI, which strongly opposed such an idea then, is now happy with this arrangement. And we are all seeing the result of this action. It will be interesting to see how the team management will apply all this and how the team will perform in the upcoming events.