Have not asked any IPL franchise to rest its players: BCCI official

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24 Sep 2021 | 07:03 AM
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Have not asked any IPL franchise to rest its players: BCCI official

A few franchises have however decided to rotate their players, which is not based on any directive from the BCCI

The BCCI has stated that it has no hand in advising the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on which player to pick and which player to rest stating that it is the call of every individual franchise.

Keeping the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind, it is believed that the players will be rotated in order to manage the workload. "We haven't passed any information to any team with regards to workload management. If a player is rested, it has to be the call of the franchise and the player. Also, the franchises know how to take care of their players," the official told ANI.

While three franchises have already said that they would rotate their players, they have further added that there has been no diktat from the BCCI asking them to rest a few players. "It is very hot and the humidity can sometimes get to even the fittest player in the team. So, we are looking to rotate some of the players with an eye on workload management," one of the officials said.

"Players are always the priority and everyone is on the same page when it comes to this. But no, no diktat from the BCCI on this and honestly they also know it isn't needed as franchises have always worked closely with the board in ensuring players are in top shape while playing the league," the official further added.

Mumbai Indians (MI) bowling coach had earlier said that there was no directive regarding Hardik Pandya and hoped that he would be available for the upcoming games. "Hardik is training well. He trained today (Thursday) and he is getting closer to playing. We are balancing the needs of our team along with the needs of Team India as well. This franchise looks after its players. We are hopeful that Hardik will be back for the next match, he trained well on Thursday," Bond had said.

India kick start their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai.

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