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IPL 2022: 3 Big Roadblocks coming BCCI’s way as they gear up to host 15th Season of the Indian Premier League

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IPL 2022: 3 Big Roadblocks- The COVID-19 pandemic has become a big roadblock for IPL for the past couple of seasons. The same challenges will once again pose a problem for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).  The IPL governing body is still fretting over venues with fatigue playing a big role in pullouts. Here at InsideSport.IN, we take a closer look at 3 big roadblocks for the upcoming IPL 2022. Follow all the live updates on InsideSport.IN

IPL 2022: 3 Big Roadblocks coming BCCI’s way as they gear up to host 15th Season of the Indian Premier League

  • Covid-19 Related Issues- Where to host? Should it be hosted in India or overseas? 

The rise of COVID has produced a new challenge for BCCI to return the cash-rich league back to India. There is an unprecedented rise in cases with numbers above 2.5 lakh infections on a daily basis. The BCCI are closely monitoring the situation with 3 other options apart from India to host the tournament – South Africa, Sri Lanka & the UAE.

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2) Top players from England – Australia backing out

A number of players from England & Australia have pulled out of the IPL 2022 Auction. England captain Joe Root & Ben Stokes have pulled out of the cash-rich league. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins & Mitchell are still uncertain over their decision to take part in IPL 2022.

“I didn’t give my name for auction, no, I think that there’s a lot that we need to do for this team, which deserves all of my energy. I really hope I get the opportunity to do it. I’ll keep sacrificing as much as I can because I care so much about Test cricket in our country and trying to get us to where we can,” the England captain said after the fifth and final Ashes Test in Hobart on Sunday.

“I’ve not put my name down just yet, but I’ve got a couple more days to decide on that” Starc recently said during an interview.

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3) Fatigue for Indian & Overseas Cricketers 

Playing Non-Stop cricket – A number of players had pulled out of IPL 2021 Phase 2 last year. The pattern might continue amid busy international fixtures for all cricket boards. The players have to stay in a strict bio-bubble to ensure the smooth conduct of the T20 league. A number of players and support staff had contracted COVID during the India leg earlier last year.

Unfortunately, Indian players have no option but to play despite tired bodies. Indian Cricket Team usually have a tight-packed schedule. India is playing continuous cricket after a short break after T20 World Cup. They hosted New Zealand at home before travelling to South Africa for Test & ODI series. India will next host West Indies & Sri Lanka for a full-fledged tour ahead of the IPL.

International performance going down- The busy schedule has witnessed has a dip in international performance. Among recent examples, England players failed to play long in the Ashes while Quinton de Kock called quits to his Test career to focus on white-ball cricket. India too failed to live up to the challenge in T20 World Cup as the wait for the second T20 WC title continued.

BIO-BUBBLE mental fatigue for players- The bubble at times bursts as it takes a mental toll on players. Ben Stokes had pulled out for almost 6 months to take a mental break. The likes of Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson did not play in phase 2 of IPL. Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes & David Malan had disappointed their franchises.

IPL 2022: 3 Big Roadblocks coming BCCI’s way as they gear up to host 15th Season of the Indian Premier League

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