The Board of Cricket Control in India ( BCCI) has shortlisted 20 players who will be part of the 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup. The 20 players part of the list will be rotated and given enough chances to be well prepared for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
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Indian head coach Rahul Dravid, skipper Rohit Sharma, NCA head VVS Laxman and chief selector Chetan Sharma were all part of the meeting held by BCCI. The main agenda of the meeting was In awake of the preparation for the upcoming One day world cup. The main focus on bilateral and international cricket has been discussed. BCCI President Roger Binny attended the meeting via a video conference.
“It was a very constructive and fruitful meeting where we have reviewed the past performance and planned for the future events, including World Cup and World Test Championship (WTC). We will give preference for international cricket while making sure the IPL is not diluted,” a BCCI source, who attended the meeting, said.
“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,” the BCCI said.
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Among the decisions taken, BCCI said that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will “work in tandem with the IPL Franchisee to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the IPL 2023”, emphasizing the unit as the nodal centre for the fitness of Indian players.
“The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria and implemented in the customized roadmaps of the central pool of players,” the BCCI said in a statement after the meeting.
The meeting seems to have come in a sense of urgency and the seriousness towards the upcoming international schedule of the Indian cricket team in 2023. The main issues that were discussed during the meeting are
- Team India’s failure to reach the Asia Cup final.
- India once again fell short of winning the T20 World Cup.
- India’s bizarre loss to England in the world cup semifinals by 10 wickets.
The BCCI wants to make sure that such results are not repeated in the 2023 One day world cup hosted by India. The focus will also be on the players playing IPL. BCCI will closely coordinate with the IPL franchises and allow the players to get maximum amount of game time, particularly bowlers getting tough pitches to bowl on during the league.
BCCI is also planning to add a clause which includes the targeted players who are not subjected to wear and tear and not fully exposed in order to reduce the workload of the players ahead of the mega tournament.
Rohit Sharma & Rahul Dravid set to continue as India’s captain & coach in all formats. BCCI has no plans to do changes in India’s captaincy and coaching in any formats