Chetan Sharma led national selectors and NCA chief Rahul Dravid reportedly held a meeting organized by BCCI to discuss key issues of Indian cricket. The key personal from Indian cricket were present in the meeting which was held almost a month back. Some key areas of Indian cricket moving forward were discussed along with ways of monitoring injuries during the whole IPL period.
According to several reports, people who were in the meeting revealed that the main aim of the meeting was to manage the workload and injuries of players taking part in the IPL 2021 for 50 days.
As per Cricbuzz, all parties in this meeting decided that the players who are centrally contracted, the physios of each side are to maintain a diary about them and report it to the BCCI and NCA on a regular basis. The decision to pull out T Natrajan from the tournament after sustaining a knee injury due to the monitoring program.
NCA and BCCI reportedly reached an agreement over creating a pool of certain players who could walk into the NCA for rehab and recovery. The pool is of 55 players out of which 33 are contracted players who can come anytime without having to come via BCCI or state associations.
BCCI also asked the NCA to submit the list of 35 players for the World Test Championship in September. The Visa papers of the players and the support staff have already been applied. The final squad is yet to be decided and is expected to have a strength of 22-24 players. The Indian players have a busy schedule post-IPL as they have to play in the World Test Championship against England in England and take part in the T-20 World Cup later this year. Along with physical stress, players are also going to immense mental stress due to life in different bio-bubbles.
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