Board asks IPL, NCA to share player fitness feedback | Cricket


Recurring player injuries and issues with setting up repair protocols dominated discussions at a performance review and planning meeting held with team management by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and President Roger Binny in Mumbai on Sunday.

The Board has directed Indian Premier League (IPL) teams to share fitness details of the 20 players on the initial shortlist for the ODI World Cup in India in October-November. Did.

The increasing player breakdown has impacted various forms of national teams. They question India’s performance taking a hit and some players’ focus on regaining his IPL fitness. Bangalore’s National Cricket Academy (NCA) has been under constant scrutiny in this regard.

“With the men’s FTP (Future Tours Programme) and preparations for the ICC CWC 2023 in mind, the NCA will work with IPL franchisees to monitor eligible Indian players participating in the IPL 2023,” said Shah at BCCI. said in a statement. meeting.

The identified 20-player pool will be rotated in ODI for the World Cup. Procedures for measuring fitness as well as India’s performance were explained.


The three-and-a-half-hour meeting showed confidence in the current set-up and did not force split coaching. “As far as the captain is concerned, Rohit will be there until the ODI World Cup.

India suffered a 10-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup semi-final and a recent ODI series loss to Bangladesh to fail to qualify for the Asian Cup final was part of the debate. Coach Rahul His Dravid and Chief His Selector Chetan Sharma were in attendance, along with Vinnie and Rohit Sharma from abroad via videoconference.

“Issues of player availability, workload management and fitness parameters were also discussed in detail during the meeting, along with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 roadmap,” Shah said in a statement.

yoyo marker

The Yo-Yo Test is back. “The yo-yo test and dexa will be part of the selection criteria and will be implemented into a customized roadmap for the central pool of players,” Shah said.

The yo-yo was used as a selection marker during Virat Kohli’s tenure as captain in an aerobic endurance fitness test involving running at increased speed between markers. Although skill-based sports have been criticized, they are credited with raising fitness standards for athletes. Testing has been discontinued once Dravid and Rohit take charge in his second half of 2021.

With players continuing to fall apart in their international returns from injury rehabilitation, the need to revive it was felt.

Following Jasprit Bumrah (behind) and Deepak Chahar (behind), fellow fast bowler Kuldeep Sen (behind) was the latest to suffer an injury midway through the tour. “We need to find out the truth,” said Rohit Sharma. “I don’t know exactly what it is. Maybe I play too much cricket. We need to monitor them because it’s important to understand when they come to India. 100%, It should actually be over 100%.”

A board source said, “Making match fitness mandatory upon return from injury may not actually be possible in all cases with the current schedule.

India’s last used benchmark yo-yo score of 16.5 is retained. India started with a benchmark score of 16.1 and was looking to increase it to 17.1.

Dexa, a standard for measuring body composition and bone health, was added as another inclusion criterion.

For fast bowlers, there is a view within the board that their bowling muscles get better the more they play. The jury is out on whether it is, but the key recommendation from the tournament is that it hopes “the emerging player will play a substantial season in the country in order to qualify for selection to the national team.” I’m here.

This is to strengthen the dominance of domestic cricket over the IPL. An official said the need to maintain bilateral cricket standards and give equal emphasis to the World Test Championship while providing the IPL with a window for full participation of marquee players was also discussed.


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