With an eye on the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, the BCCI has selected a pool of 20 players, sources told NDTV. Also, while top players may be asked to skip the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the BCCI wants players to focus on ICC events and avoid injury issues. The decision was taken at the BCCI’s performance review meeting held at a seven-star hotel in Mumbai. Coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma, NCA chairman VVS Laxman, former chief selector Chetan Sharma were present. Board President Roger Binney joined via video conference.
Team India will play 35 ODIs in 2023, starting with the upcoming three-match series at home against Sri Lanka.
Focusing on player workload management, the NCA will work closely with the 10 IPL franchises to monitor player fitness.
The meeting was held to review the performance of Team India in 2022, which failed to win both the Asia Cup as well as the T20 World Cup.
Earlier, through an official notification, the BCCI announced key actions from the meeting.
“The meeting on the roadmap for the upcoming ODI World Cup in India discussed issues related to player availability and workload management,” the BCCI said in an official statement.
The BCCI also had three key recommendations for the Indian cricket team, as far as selection criteria are concerned.
Here are the key recommendations:
1. Emerging players must play enough domestic seasons to be eligible for selection to the national team.
2. The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of the selection criteria and applied to the customized roadmap of the central pool of players.
3. Keeping in mind the preparations for the Men’s FTP and ICC CWC 2023, the NCA will work in conjunction with the IPL franchises to monitor the target Indian players participating in the IPL 2023.
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