BCCI office-bearers conducted a performance review meeting on 1st January & took some significant decisions regarding the Indian team. One of the key decisions taken in the meet was shortlisting players who will be a part of the Men’s World Cup 2023. The board has shortlisted 20 players who will be a part of the Men’s World Cup 2023 and will be rotated aptly so that they can be geared up for the World Cup 2023 in India.
The thinking tanks for the meeting were Rahul Dravid, Chetan Sharma, Rohit Sharma & NCA Head VVS Laxman who brainstormed for almost four hours in a city hotel in Mumbai & zeroed down on some key decisions. One of the highlighted decisions was prioritizing bilateral & International Cricket. BCCI President Roger binny attended the performance review meeting through video conferencing.
“It was a very constructive and fruitful meeting where we reviewed the past performance and planned for future events, including World Cup and World Test Championship (WTC). We will give preference for international cricket while making sure the IPL is not diluted,” a BCCI source, who attended the meeting, said.
BCCI Review Meeting: Managing the workload of targeted players on the agenda
The source further said that workload management, availability & fitness parameters were discussed in detail during the meeting along with the roadmap to the ICC World Cup 2023. BCCI also made an unprecedented decision whereby NCA will work closely with IPL franchisees to monitor targeted Indian players in the IPL 2023. They will request the franchisees to manage the workload of the targeted players so that they are not exposed completely to the wear & tear of the league.
The board has also decided that the Yo-Yo Test will be the chief criteria for assessing the fitness of the centrally contracted players. The meeting was conducted right on the first day of the year which indicated how seriously the Indian team management & BCCI wants to work for the improvement of the team.
Back-to-back failures in key events such as Asia Cup, T20 World Cup & 10 wicket-defeat against England in the semi-finals have been discussed in depth in the BCCI Review Performance meeting. The think tanks want to ensure that such performances are not repeated in the World Cup 2023 which India will be hosting.