Roger Binny and Jasprit Bumrah
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Newly-elected BCCI President Roger Binny on Thursday said that there is a dire need to address the players who get injured frequently. He said- India cannot tolerate injury of star players like Jasprit Bumrah 10 days before the World Cup. Action should be taken on such cases at the earliest. Even before this Binny has raised this issue. He had said soon after becoming the BCCI President that he wanted to do some work in case of injury to the star players. Bumrah has been ruled out of the T20 world due to a back injury. The injury was declared just three days before the Indian team left for the World Cup. After this Mohammed Shami has been made his replacement. Binny took the matter seriously after taking over as the BCCI chief on Tuesday. Roger Binny said – We need to find out why and how players are getting hurt so badly. We need to find out why they get hurt so easily. For this we need to look at the data not only now but also for the last four to five years. Roger Binny, 67, said in an honor ceremony organized by the Karnataka State Cricket Association – It is not that we do not have good coaches or coaches. Even if the load on the players is very high, even if they are playing a lot of formats, but something needs to be done on this matter. This is my priority. You cannot say that Bumrah got injured 10 days before the World Cup and then who is going to replace him. It is important to address this. The BCCI President also talked about the importance of making better wickets in domestic cricket and the Ranji Trophy. He said- the pitches are still very soft and unsuitable for fast bowlers. We also need to focus on infrastructure. 30-40 thousand fans come to the stadium. They need to feel comfortable. On the need for central contracts for domestic cricketers on the lines of Indian cricketers, Binny said – Domestic players are looked after very well. They have got good facilities and live in good places. I don’t think there is any need for it at the moment (contract). Roger Binny said – What we need is to raise the standard of Ranji Trophy. It is the premier tournament of the country. Recently the Irani Cup was concluded. How many people knew this tournament before this? We need to change it. Binny also talked about the women’s IPL. He said- Women’s cricket is not as popular as men’s and it is surprising. In the coming times, women’s cricket is also going to be no less than men’s. Much progress has been made in the last two to three years. Hope a lot of people will come to watch the women’s IPL. Roger Binny also made a statement on Pakistan being snatched away from hosting the 2023 Asia Cup. He said that he cannot decide on the Indian team going to Pakistan. Binny said – We cannot take a decision on this. We can’t say where our team needs to go. We need the permission of the government for where the team goes and where it doesn’t. The same happens when any country comes to India. We have to depend on the government for this.
Newly-elected BCCI President Roger Binny on Thursday said that there is a dire need to address the players who get injured frequently. He said- India cannot tolerate injury of star players like Jasprit Bumrah 10 days before the World Cup. Action should be taken on such cases at the earliest. Even before this Binny has raised this issue. He had said soon after becoming the BCCI President that he wanted to do some work in case of injury to the star players.