“We will look to improve on what we can do to reduce the injuries to players. Bumrah was injured just before the World Cup, which affects the whole plan,” Binny said after being elected unopposed as the new BCCI chief is, with the new set of office bearers by his side, holding the Annual General Meeting of the Council at a five-star hotel on Tuesday.
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“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 need to sit down and discuss what is going wrong. We have excellent coaches, physios and other experts But we need to talk to them and find out why so many players are getting injured,” Binny said,” said the 67-year-old, who played 27 Tests and 72 ODIs between 1979-87, in which he took 124 internationals. wickets.
A few days ago, former India coach Ravi Shastri also expressed his concern about India’s leading pacers breaking down regularly despite rehabbing for long periods at NCA. “It was the most frustrating thing for me as (India coach) when you lose key players to injuries. We toured England and New Zealand twice. On all those tours, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was injured, where he had a bag full of wickets with his skills. Now, you see Chahar hardly played, and he was injured. I looked at the statistics, Bumrah played 5 matches since the last T20 World Cup and he was injured. So, you have to look at it very seriously about why this is happening,” Shastri said.
‘Need to improve pitches in domestic cricket’
Binny also emphasized the need to improve the pitches in domestic cricket in India. “We need to make live pitches in domestic cricket so that when our players go overseas it helps them. There needs to be more life on the wickets at home so that our teams don’t have the problem of adjusting when abroad to travel, like in Australia where there is more pace and bounce,” he said.
“I wish Roger (Binny) all the best. The new group will take it forward. The BCCI is in good hands. Indian cricket is strong, so I wish them all the best,” Ganguly said of Binny.
Office bearers to decide on India’s representative at the ICC
The BCCI’s AGM has authorized office bearers to finalize India’s representative to the International Cricket Council, informed BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla. Jay Shah, secretary of the BCCI, is therefore likely to represent India in an ICC board meeting on November 11-13 in Melbourne, around the T20 World Cup final (on November 13).
Meanwhile, Jay Shah said a decision to reconstitute the Cricket Advisory Committee will be taken during the first Apex Council meeting of the BCCI. The current CAC’s chairman, former Indian all-rounder Madan Lal became ineligible to continue as he turned 70. A new CAC will therefore appoint the fifth selector – a post that has been lying vacant for almost 10 months now after former India pacer Abey Kuruvilla had to quit the selection committee since he completed his term.
Women’s IPL approved
The General body has approved the conduct of the Women’s IPL, which is likely to be a 5-team affair in early March, just after the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
4 new first class land now in North East
Four new grounds, capable of staging First-Class cricket, have been made in the North-East, the members were informed at the AGM.