The BCCI will hold a fitness camp at the NCA for 25 non-Test players ahead of the IPL 2022. The IPL 2022 season will begin on March 26.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning a camp for over 25 non-Test players. Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, which begins on March 26. The board has reportedly instructed all national players who are not currently part of the Test squad to report to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
The players will go through a 10-day fitness regimen. Because injuries have been a major issue for the national team recently. KL Rahul, Washington Sundar, and Hardik Pandya have all missed numerous matches in recent months due to injury. To counteract this, the national selection committee reportedly advised the BCCI to hold a camp and assess the physical condition of the players.
KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal are among the famous names who have joined BCCI fitness camp.
According to Cricbuzz, the camp was set to begin on Saturday (March 5). With players being ask to arrive the day before. All national-level players, whether contract or uncontract, have been invited to attend this camp. This list includes the likes of Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Venkatesh Iyer. Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar.
It should be note that the players competing in the ongoing Ranji Trophy will have to travel to Bangalore following the conclusion of the final round of league games on Sunday (March 6). Notably, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Deepak Chahar, who recently sustain injuries, are already receiving rehabilitation at the NCA.
“There are approximately 25 of them. Prior to the IPL, the NCA will assess their fitness levels. “The goal is to have a camp before they disperse for their respective IPL duties,” a BCCI official with firsthand knowledge of the situation was quote as saying by Cricbuzz.
Notably, all-rounder Axar Patel, who is currently warming the benches in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka, will be available for selection for the second game. “Axar Patel is undergoing rehabilitation and will not be available for selection for the first Test.” He’ll be evaluated later to see if he’ll be selected for the second Test,” he added.