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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is reportedly unhappy with the reluctance of certain players to play in the Ranji Trophy. While players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been working hard to make a return to the Indian team, with the former even scoring a few tons in the process, there are certain players who do not play first-class cricket despite being forced out. dance. The board is understandably unhappy with those missing out on the Ranji Trophy and is reportedly looking to communicate the same to the players.
According to a report in the Indian Times, the BCCI is looking to tell players to play for their state teams in the Ranji Trophy if they are fit. Those who are not fit should head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to work on their rehabilitation.
“In the coming days, the BCCI will inform all players to play for their state team in the Ranji Trophy, provided they are not on national duty, and it will only be granted to those who are not fit and recovering in the NCA “An exemption. The Board is not very happy with certain players who are already in IPL mode since January,” TOI said quoting a source.
More recently, batsman Ishan Kishan is a player who has received a lot of criticism for his decision not to play in the Ranji Trophy. Ishan sought a break for his mental well-being during India’s tour of South Africa and has not returned to the national set-up since. He was seen training with his Indian Premier League captain Hardik Pandya but continued to avoid the Ranji Trophy despite head coach Rahul Dravid’s insistence to “play some cricket”.
The BCCI is said to be unhappy to see some players in ‘IPL mode’ since January despite an ongoing Test series against England.
In Ishan’s absence, players like KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel have been vying for the spot behind the stumps.
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