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Published on: Sep 09, 2017
Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, it has been learnt has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to be considerate when it comes to scheduling international matches so that players and support staff get deserved breaks.
According to an Indian Express report, “In a video conference on Friday with the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (COA) and board chief executive officer Rahul Johri, Shastri put forward his request.
“Tight scheduling gives the players little time to recuperate. The international calendar is so tight these days and it’s not only the matches that take a toll on players’ body, but the long flights and travelling. Shastri has requested us to look into it, as he believes it would help players to recover faster.
“England and Australia give enough gaps between series and the BCCI too should have a plan where players can get a decent break and recover better. Otherwise, everyone is happy with the way how BCCI is taking care of its players,” a source in the BCCI told Indian Express.
The Indian team faces Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka at home in back-to-back series’ before heading to South Africa towards the end of the year.
--By A Cricket Correspondent