Indian Cricket: Plans to reduce Team India’s playing days from 140 to 80 | Cricket News
NEW DELHI: Captain Virat Kohli’s unhappiness over Indian staff’s packed schedule resulting in lack of preparation time for the upcoming South Africa tour shall be addressed by the Committee of Directors (CoA) within the newly drafted Future Tour Programme (FTP) for the interval 2019-2023.
Vinod Rai vows to alter gamers’ fee construction
The Indian staff administration can even associate in deciding the cricket calendar.
CoA chairman Vinod Rai clarified on the ‘TOI Litfest Delhi’ on Sunday that the taking part in days of the Indian staff shall be diminished drastically from 140 days to a minimal 80 days per yr within the 2019-2023 Futures Tour Programme (FTP), which is presently being ready underneath the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court docket-appointed committee.
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“We will not be killing the golden goose for the sake of income. That’s the reason the gamers can be given an in depth presentation through the Delhi Check match (starting on December 2), the place their opinion shall be considered by the BCCI. We are going to talk about the FTP with the staff,” Rai stated.
Rai additionally stated lowering the variety of matches that the Indian staff is presently taking part in is the one method to stop participant burnout. “We’re taking a 360 diploma view of the state of affairs earlier than deciding on the FTP. The burnout of gamers is a critical difficulty. The truth that the Indian staff would have solely two days of relaxation earlier than flying out for the South African collection and begin taking part in there with out warm-up recreation reveals that one thing is not proper in regards to the schedule,” Rai stated.
On a median, the Indian staff might be seen taking part in round 32 video games – together with Checks, ODIs and T20 Internationals – per yr between 2019 and 2023 as an alternative of the prevailing 50-plus video games a yr.
Up to now, the highest Indian gamers performed between 105 to 120 days of worldwide cricket in a yr. However the board officers made an association of compressing in two video games every for each affiliation in a yr and in addition gave the choice of resting if any participant needed to choose out.
Provision for India-Pak collection in FTP
It’s learnt that the draft of the FTP would even have the availability for 2 to 3 India-Pakistan bilateral collection. Nevertheless, BCCI won’t take any step on this difficulty with out the prior permission of the Indian authorities. “The truth that FTP has a provision for India-Pakistan collection does not imply that it will translate right into a actuality. It might be topic to clearance from the Union authorities,” a prime board official defined.