How Bumrah got injured 10 days before the World Cup, Roger Binny said can’t be ignored

BENGALURU: Newly-elected President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Roger Binny on Thursday reiterated that it is imperative to tackle the problem of frequent injuries to players. Binny said that 10 days before the World Cup, you cannot ignore Jasprit Bumrah’s injury. Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup three days before the Indian team left for Australia. Mohammed Shami was infected with Kovid-19 at the same time and hence BCCI had to wait till the last minute to include him in the team in place of Bumrah.

Binny had raised the issue even after assuming the post of BCCI President. “We need to look into why players are getting injured so badly,” Binny said at the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s felicitation ceremony. Not only now but for the last four-five years. It’s not that we don’t have a good trainer or coach. Is there too much burden on the players or are they playing too many formats. For this it is necessary to do something. This is my priority.

Binny said, ‘You can’t ignore Bumrah’s injury 10 days before the World Cup and then who will replace him. It is important to deal with it. The BCCI President also stressed on the importance of preparing better wickets for domestic tournaments like the Ranji Trophy. He said, ‘The pitches are not favorable for the fast bowlers right now. We have to work on infrastructure also.

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