Team India has had to deal with injuries in recent months. Senior players like Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah could not participate in the current T20 World Cup due to injury. Now Roger Binny, the new President of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI), is very worried about the players’ injuries. Binny once again said on Thursday that it is very important to deal with the problem of players getting injured continuously. Binny had raised this topic even after assuming the post of BCCI President.
Roger Binny told that the injury of Jasprit Bumrah 10 days before the World Cup cannot be ignored. Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup three days before the Indian team left for Australia. Mohammed Shami was infected with Kovid-19 at the same time and hence BCCI had to wait till the last moment to include him in the team in place of Bumrah.
Something needs to be done: Binny
Roger Binny said at the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s felicitation ceremony, ‘We need to look into why players are getting injured so badly. Not only now but for the last four-five years. It is not that we do not have a good trainer or coach. Is there too much burden on the players or are they playing too much cricket. For this it is necessary to do something. This is my priority.
Binny further said, ‘You cannot ignore Bumrah’s injury 10 days before the World Cup and then who will replace him. It is important to deal with it. The BCCI president also stressed on the importance of preparing better wickets for domestic tournaments like the Ranji Trophy.
He told, ‘The pitches are not favorable for the fast bowlers right now. We also have to work on infrastructure. The domestic cricketers are being taken care of and they are getting good facilities. I don’t think there is a need for a central contract in domestic cricket.
Binny replaces Ganguly
Roger Binny took over the responsibility of BCCI President on 18 October (Tuesday). Binny replaced Sourav Ganguly who held the position for almost three years. Roger Michael Humphrey Binny, 67, needs no introduction. Roger Binny has been a member of the Indian team that won the 1983 World Cup. In that World Cup, Roger Binny was the highest wicket-taker in that World Cup with 18 wickets.