Cricket NewsBefore the IPL in 2023, Ravi Shastri encourages the BCCI to take...

    Before the IPL in 2023, Ravi Shastri encourages the BCCI to take a position on the management of Indian players’ workload.


    The Indian players will resume play in the 16th iteration of the Indian Premier League following their setback in the two-match ODI series (IPL). On March 31, Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will face off at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium to start off the 2023 IPL. India and Australia will square off in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, which gets underway on June 7 at The Oval, following the two-month-long competition.

    Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, has discussed workload management before the IPL. The former head coach of India, Ravi Shastri, has since added his perspective on the significance of workload management. He claimed that while there has been more cricket action, the players are not receiving a break.

    “I find it hard to imagine (increase in injuries). You look at the era we played in, and the facilities that were available at that time. You found players playing 8-10 years easily. A lot of them would play for 8-10 months of the year. I really don’t know… probably the volume of cricket has increased, no questions about that. There are different leagues around the world. The rest period is decreasing,” Shastri told Sports Yaari.

    The cricketer-turned-commentator further said that the players and the board needs to be transparent in their communications regarding workload management. The 60-year-old said the board is responsible for giving the players a break if a lot of cricket is being played. He also wanted the BCCI to take a stand and tell the franchises that ‘India needs them.’

    “The establishment and players will have to sit across the table. You need that much cricket and you need to give certain break. Even if it happens to be IPL. Board has to take the stand there, tell the franchises, ‘listen, we need them. India needs them. For India’s sake, if he doesn’t play those games, it will be good,” Shastri added.


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