Wednesday, December 21 will see a meeting of the Apex Council called by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
In this meeting, the BCCI has several items on its agenda, including an increase in central contracts and the appointment of a new selection committee. Various captains and coaches for various forms will also be discussed by the Apex Council. There will be an online meeting.
The 5 important decisions:
- Hardik Pandya will take over as the full-time skipper in place of Rohit Sharma for the T20 competition.
- Split Coaching: Rahul Dravid will no longer oversee the T20 squad
- Extension of the central contract
- Committee for BCCI Selection
- Review of Nitin Patel and the physios for India in addition to fielding coach T Dilip
Age is not in Rohit Sharma’s favor; he will be 36 years old in April. The BCCI thinks Hardik Pandya has a chance to lead the T20 team. Notably, Rohit Sharma, 35, is the captain of India’s teams in all three formats at the moment. The workload, though, has caused him to battle injuries time and time again and to occasionally join and leave the club.
The concept of divided coaching will also be extensively discussed. Rahul Dravid claimed that he had a lot on his plate as a result of his hectic schedule.
Because the T20s have not yielded the intended results, the BCCI is thinking about a divided coaching role. The ODI and Test teams will continue to be coached by Dravid, and a successor may be appointed for the T20 squad.
The central contracts for Rohit Sharma & Co. will increase after five years. Due to the fact that BCCI received large payments from the IPL Media Rights, the players will benefit in several ways.
The BCCI is thinking about increasing annual retainership by 10–20% for the 2022–2023 season. Over the past four years, Indian players have participated in more games. They haven’t received any raises in spite of this, or even after the BCCI sold two more IPL franchises the previous year.
The nomination of a new selection committee will also be approved by the council.
Additionally, there is a chance that the issue of athletes’ frequent injuries will come up. So, in addition to fielding coach T Dilip, an evaluation of Nitin Patel and India’s physios could be completed in the meeting.
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