Shardul told BCCI on Ranji Trophy schedule, playing 10 Ranji matches with a gap of just 3 days can cause injuries to the players.

Shardul told BCCI on Ranji Trophy schedule, playing 10 Ranji matches with a gap of just 3 days can cause injuries to the players.


Mumbai: India and Mumbai all-rounder Shardul Thakur on Sunday said that the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) will have to rethink next year’s Ranji Trophy schedule as playing 10 matches in just three days can lead to injuries to the players.

Thakur said it would be difficult for the players to adjust to the three-day gap between knockout matches as this was not the case earlier. “It is very difficult because we are playing first-class matches in a span of three days, which has never happened before in a Ranji Trophy season,” Thakur told the media here after scoring a century in the semi-final against Tamil Nadu. ,

“The program is getting more and more difficult,” he said. If players continue playing like this for two more seasons, many players in the country will get injured. Thakur said, “Next year BCCI will have to reconsider this and give more breaks.” ”He said that a few years ago players used to get a lot of days off between Ranji Trophy matches.

He said, “I remember my days of playing Ranji Trophy seven-eight years ago, the first three matches had a break of three days, then there was a break of four days and the knockouts were played on a break of five days. Thakur said, “This year we saw that there is a gap of three days between all the matches. If the team reaches the finals, it is very difficult to expect the domestic players to play 10 matches in a span of just three days. ,

He said, “Also, when there were nine teams in the group, one team used to get a break in the round robin system. Now there are only eight teams in a group and each plays each other, so this break is also over now. Thakur agreed that the current schedule does not give a fast bowler enough time to recover.

He said, “Absolutely 100 percent because Mohit Awasthi got injured in the sixth match itself.” He had played five consecutive matches and there was a lot of burden on him because Tushar Deshpande was selected for India A and he was not available. Dhawal Kulkarni was playing except one match as per his age and workload. Royston Dias is the new player. ,

He said, “Mohit bowled too much in the first five matches and he got injured and had to miss one match. I think this happened because there is not a gap of many days between the matches. Tamil Nadu captain R Sai Kishore also agreed with Thakur.

He said, “Some players also feel the same way. The fast bowlers were very tired because one day is spent in the journey. I feel that because of the gap of three days, I am not able to train much. ,

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