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Jay Shah Discusses Squad Selection Strategy For T20 World Cup 2024 Amid IPL Performances
By CricShots - May 17, 2024 6:50 pm
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As the Indian men’s cricket team prepares for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, all eyes are on the selection process for the squad. Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), recently discussed the approach the selectors will take for picking the team for this significant event.

Team India
Team India

During an exclusive interview with the Times of India, Shah explained that while the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) serves as an important platform for players to showcase their talents, the selectors will not base their decisions solely on IPL performances. “The selectors can’t choose based on IPL performance alone, as overseas experience is also necessary,” Jay Shah emphasized.

This highlights the need for a balanced team with players who have proven themselves on international stages beyond the IPL. Jay Shah expressed optimism about India’s prospects in the T20 World Cup, reflecting on the team’s recent performances.

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“We did well at the last ICC Men’s World Cup 2023, but the final victory eluded us. I am optimistic that we will bring home the T20 World Cup trophy this year,” he said. Jay Shah also identified key competitors, pointing to India, Australia, New Zealand, and the host nation, West Indies, as the teams to watch. “India, Australia, New Zealand, and the hosts, West Indies, are good in T20,” he noted, citing their experience in the shortest format of the game.

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Jay Shah

Discussing the division of responsibilities within the BCCI, Shah praised the collaborative effort with BCCI President Roger Binny. “Roger Binny is the cricketing brain. He is involved in every cricketing decision while I look after the administration and finance part. But finally, we do everything together. We have a very transparent and consultative process,” he explained, emphasizing their teamwork.

Addressing the controversial IPL impact player rule, Shah reassured that the BCCI is actively seeking feedback from all stakeholders, including players and franchises. “It’s a test case. We are consulting players, franchisees, and all concerned. I feel the matches are getting more interesting, more Indian players are getting a chance to play. If our consultations reveal dissatisfaction, we will change it,” he concluded.

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This approach underscores the BCCI’s commitment to refining the game and ensuring that the best interests of players and fans are considered. As the team gears up for the T20 World Cup, the selection process and rule adjustments will be closely watched by cricket enthusiasts worldwide.