New BCCI president Roger Binny wants to improve pitches for domestic cricket | Cricket News


MUMBAI: Immediately after taking charge, new BCCI president Roger Binny on Tuesday said frequent injuries to top Indian players was a matter of concern and vowed to “get to the bottom of it all”.
Improving the pitches for local cricket is also high on his agenda.
“We will try to improve on what we can do to reduce the injuries to players,” Binny told reporters here after taking over the BCCI presidency from Sourav Ganguly.
“Players getting injured regularly is a concern and we want to get to the bottom of it and see how it can be changed for the better.
“We have excellent doctors and coaches at the National Cricket Academy (in Bengaluru), but we have to look at reducing the injuries and improving recovery.”
India fielded as many as 40 players in various formats in 2022, with injuries being the main reason, apart from multiple series being held simultaneously.
The team will be without its top pacer Jasprit Bumrah and star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, all due to injuries.
While Bumrah has been ruled out due to a back stress injury, Jadeja recently underwent surgery on his right knee.
Initially named in reserve Deepak Chahar, who tore a quadriceps muscle in February and then suffered a back problem during his rehabilitation, has also been ruled out through injury.
During his interaction, Binny also emphasized the importance of improving the pitches used for domestic cricket in India.
“There needs to be more life in the wickets at home, so that our teams will not have the problem of adjusting when they travel overseas – like in Australia, where there is more pace and bounce.”
World Cup winner Binny (67) is unopposed at the BCCI AGM (annual general meeting) along with Jay Shahwho was re-elected for a second consecutive term as the secretary.
Ganguly was present at the meeting as the representative of the Cricket Association of Bengal, where he will return as president.
Binny, who played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs for India, takes charge ahead of the ODI tournament in India next year.


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