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IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

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IPL 2022 – BCCI to track players FITNESS: The BCCI doesn’t want another HARDIK PANDYA kind fiasco in forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Learning from the debacle in last T20 World Cup, BCCI this time will centrally monitor fitness of all Indian cricketers during IPL 2022. The board has passed strict instructions for players to follow FITNESS PLAN during this IPL Season: Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

The BCCI has also informed the IPL teams about the direct role the NCA will play in the fitness management of players.

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IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

BCCI to track players FITNESS: According to a report by The Indian Express, BCCI has passed on a strict mandate to all their contracted cricketers to follow FITNESS PLAN during IPL 2022.

Post the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka series, Indian cricketers will be playing for their respective franchises in IPL.

They will enter a bio bubble for 2 months. BCCI and the Indian team coach Rahul Dravid, unlike previous IPL Seasons doesn’t want to lose track of Indian cricketers.

With T20 World Cup in Australia just few months away, the Indian Express report claims that BCCI has drawn a centralised fitness tracker for all contracted cricketers.

IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

What will the CENTRALISED FITNESS PLAN DO?

  • With T20 World Cups on the horizon, the team management will keep the players in check ahead of a busy 18 months for the Indian cricket team.
  • Players have been strictly instructed to follow the FITNESS PLAN drawn by the Indian team trainers.
  • Players will enter all their DETAILS on regular basis and make themselves available for the interaction with NCA & Indian team trainers during the IPL.
  • With a host of Indian stars suffering from injuries, the NCA will keep track of their fitness.
  • This process will make sure that the board doesn’t lose track of fitness status of Indian cricketers. At the same time BCCI wants to make sure that players doesn’t compromise with their training schedule even during the IPL.
  • The BCCI has informed the IPL teams about the direct role the NCA will play in the fitness management of players.

IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said that the objective of the NCA fitness plan was to have clarity on the fitness status of players and to ensure that the maximum numbers of players are fit and available for selection for international games.

“For us, fitness is paramount and we want our players to be fully fit before any bilateral series or international game. We have a fitness camp at the NCA and, going ahead, similar camps will be held. The goal is to have everyone on the same page when it comes to following the fitness plan set by the BCCI,” Shah told The Indian Express.

Why their was a need of such a centralised fitness monitoring system?

IPL 2022 – BCCI to track players FITNESS: Earlier, once players joined their IPL teams, they followed the regimen of their respective franchises.

The NCA fitness plan has been brought in after the BCCI and selectors were kept in the dark about the fitness status of top cricketers during the IPL.

Hardik Patel Fitness Fiasco: Last season, Hardik Pandya’s fitness was a complete mystery. His IPL franchise Mumbai Indians kept telling the board that Hardik has started bowling and has regained the fitness before the T20 World Cup in UAE.

IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya's FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to 'follow Indian team's fitness plan during IPL 2022'
IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

But when Hardik arrived in the T20 World Cup, he wasn’t fit to bowl at all. The fiasco resulted in India’s embarassing exit from the World Cup at the LEAGUE STAGE.

Rohit Sharma Fitness Fiasco: Not only Hardik but Rohit Sharma’s injury also stayed mystery for the Indian board.

Rohit Sharma was rested for the T20 Internationals and ODIs in Australia because of a hamstring injury but played the IPL final a day after the Indian team was selected.

IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

This season, physios and trainers of the NCA and head coach Rahul Dravid will be in touch with the country’s top cricketers to ensure they stick to the plan, with the focus on strength and conditioning.

VVS Laxman, who is the head of the NCA, will play an active role in the scientific monitoring of the cricketers who are part of the core group expected to feature in either or both of the upcoming World Cups.

However, players have been informed that the current fitness plan for the IPL is not set in stone and that they have the option of getting back to the NCA if it is too taxing.

However, Dravid emphasised the quality of NCA and the know-how of the players over the coaches that lead the teams.

IPL 2022: BCCI learns from Hardik Pandya’s FITNESS Fiasco, instructs Indian cricketers to ‘follow Indian team’s fitness plan during IPL 2022’

“Coach Dravid said that you play 10 months for India and only two months for IPL. He told us to trust the support staff and NCA when it comes to fitness. A few players did express their concern about how IPL team physios and trainers would react. But we have been told to leave such issues to the BCCI. Players can also inform the NCA or the Indian team management if the training plan of the NCA is too difficult to follow during the IPL,” said a cricketer.

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