BCCI President Roger Binny: BCCI’s new President, ‘Can’t have Jasprit Bumrah breaking down 10 days before T20 World Cup’, have 3 BIG things on AGENDA: CHECK OUT
BCCI President Roger Binny – ICC T20 World CUP: Newly elected BCCI president Roger Binny is very concerned on injuries to the Indian cricketers. Binny says it is his priority that we avoid the situation we are in currently, i.e 10 days before the T20 World CUP Jasprit Bumrah has broken down. Binny says he will have 3 big things on agenda and will work towards it: CHECK OUT & Follow Indian Cricket LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
“you can’t have a Jasprit Bumrah breaking down 10 days before the World Cup”.
Binny had also touched upon this topic after taking charge as the BCCI chief on Tuesday. “We need to address why and how are players are getting injured so badly. We need to address why they are breaking down so easily. Not just now but also in the last four five years,” Binny said at a felicitation ceremony organised by Karnataka State Cricket Association here.Management of Players Injuries Better Pitches for Domestic Cricket Better Infra for Spectators
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Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a back injury three days before the Indian team was to fly out for Australia. With Mohammad Shami battling COVID-19 at the same time, the BCCI waited till the 11th hour for him to get fully fit before being named as Bumrah’s replacement.
Binny had also touched upon this topic after taking charge as the BCCI chief on Tuesday. “We need to address why and how are players are getting injured so badly. We need to address why they are breaking down so easily. Not just now but also in the last four five years,” Binny said at a felicitation ceremony organised by Karnataka State Cricket Association here.
“It is not that we don’t have good trainers or coaches. Whether the load is too much, whether they are playing too many formats, something needs to be done. That is my priority.
“You can’t have a Bumrah breaking down 10 days before the World Cup and then who is going to replace him. It is important (to address it),” said the 67-year-old.
Central contracts for domestic players not needed, better pitches are
Binny stressed on the importance of preparing better wickets in domestic cricket besides listing the standard of Ranji Trophy.
“The pitches are still too docile, they are unfit for the fast bowlers. We also need to look at infrastructure. 30-40 thousand fans come to stadiums (for India games), they need to be comfortable.”
On the need for central contracts for domestic cricketers on the lines of India cricketers, he said: “The domestic players are looked after very well. They have got good facilities and they stay in good places. I don’t think there is any need for that at the moment (contracts).
“What is needed is to lift the standard of Ranji trophy, it is the premier tournament of the country. There was Irani Cup going on not so long ago how many people knew? We we need to change that,” he said.
On the upcoming Women’s IPL in March, he added: “Surprisingly, not as popular as men’s cricket but women’s cricket is going to get very popular. The game has taken giant strides in the last two three years. Hope a lot of people come to watch the the tournament.”