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The conversation surrounding India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has dominated the headlines since he opted out of the Test series against South Africa in December 2022. Kishan cited ‘personal reasons’ for not playing in the Test series. tests of two matches against the Proteas and has not played for the national team since. With the T20 World Cup this year, his absence was considered a major concern for his career, but according to a latest report, he is all set to play a T20 tournament before representing Mumbai Indians in the Premier Indian League. a report of Dainik Bhaskar He claimed that Kishan took a break to give time to his family and will now play in the DY Patil tournament in Mumbai.
In the recent past, India head coach Rahul Dravid has made it clear that Kishan will have to play a few matches before he can be considered for the national team again. However, the Jharkhand Cricket Association made it clear that the cricketer did not contact them to play in the Ranji Trophy.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly issued a strong mandate to its players who are not part of international assignments or undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy.
The board wants all fit players who are not playing in the senior team to participate in their teams’ Ranji Trophy.
The verdict comes from the Indian board amid the ongoing debate over the status of batsman Ishan Kishan, who remains reluctant to play in the Ranji Trophy despite being fit.
Since leaving the tour of South Africa midway due to mental fatigue, Ishan has not appeared in any competitive cricket match. He was last seen practicing with his Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya at the Reliance Stadium.
(With PTI inputs)
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