What big decision did BCCI take for the ICC World Cup 2023 in India? | BCCI Review Meeting

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in its Review Meeting held in Mumbai took a very significant decision keeping in mind the 50 over World Cup in India later this year. BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated that keeping in mind the 50-over World Cup, BCCI has shortlisted 20 players for the tournament. The priority for the Indian cricket board is the ICC World Test Championship Final (if India qualifies) and ODI World Cup 2023.

As expected, Rohit Sharma will continue to lead the test and ODI squads. The meeting was conducted by BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid were present along with NCA chairman VVS Laxman and sacked selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma.

In the meeting, the Indian team’s performance in 2022 and how to approach future competitions were reportedly discussed. 

According to the BCCI media release, the issues of player availability, workload management and fitness parameters were also discussed at length during the meeting along with the roadmap to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The key recommendations were:

The emerging players will have to play a substantial domestic season to be eligible for selection to the national team.

The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria and implemented in the customized roadmaps of the central pool of players.

Keeping in mind the Men’s FTP and preparations for ICC CWC 2023, the NCA will work in tandem with the IPL Franchisee to monitor the targeted Indian players participating in the IPL 2023.

Chetan Sharma is likely to be elected as the chairman once again. Sharma applied for the post after BCCI opened new applications following the sacking of the selection committee. If Sharma is not selected as the chairman, he is likely to be part of the new selection committee. Central Zone’s Harvinder Singh is also likely to continue in the selection committee.