Ravi Shastri Opines BCCI Should Assert The IPL Franchises About Workload Management
By CricShots - Mar 23, 2023 6:37 pm
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Following the India ODI series loss against India, the players will be returning to take part in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament will be commencing on March 31, with Gujarat Titans (HT) hosting Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. After the cash-rich league, Team India is scheduled to face Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final starting on June 7 at The Oval.

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Earlier, the India skipper Rohit Sharma opined on the workload management ahead of the IPL. Now, former India head coach Ravi Shastri has made a comment on the need for workload management. He insisted that the amount of cricketing action has increased, so the players are not getting a break.

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During a recent chat with Sports Yaari, Ravi Shastri said, “I find it hard to imagine (increase in injuries). You look at era we played in, the facilities that were available at that time. You found players playing 8-10 years easily. Lot of them would play 8-10 months of the year.”

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri

He further added, “I really don’t know… probably the volume of cricket has increased, no questions about that. There are different leagues around the world. The rest period is decreasing.”

The cricketer-turned-commentator further stated that the cricketers and the board need to be transparent in their communications regarding workload management. The 60-year-old said the board is responsible for giving the cricketers a break if a lot of matches are being played. He also wanted the BCCI to assert the franchises that ‘India needs them.

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Ravi Shastri assertively explained, “The establishment and players will have to sit across the table. You need that much cricket and you need to give certain break. Even if it happens to be IPL. Board has to take the stand there, tell the franchises, ‘listen, we need them. India need them. For India’s sake, if he doesn’t play those games, it will be good’.”