India's T20 World Cup Squad to be Selected After First Half of IPL 2024; Those Not in Playoffs to Fly Out E – News18

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Last Updated: March 30, 2024, 17:31 IST
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India will look to win their 2nd T20 World Cup. (Image: AFP)
The Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 being hosted by the West Indies and the United States of America will be selected following the first half of the ongoing Indian Premier League so that the selectors can make their assessments on the current conditions of the players.
As reported by PTI, an anonymous source from the BCCI said,” The Indian team will be selected sometime during the last week of April, the time by which the first half of IPL will be over and the national selection committee will be in a position to assess the form and fitness of the contenders”.
India’s opening game will be up against Ireland on June 5, 2024, at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. The report also suggests that the selected players who belong to franchises that have not made it to the playoffs would leave for New York following the league stages of the tournament.
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The source added,” The first batch of cricketers will leave for New York immediately after the end of the league stage of IPL on May 19. Those players, whose teams won’t qualify for the final four will be going early, like it happened during WTC finals last year”.
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Speaking on the protocol for injuries the anonymous source clarified that the National Cricket Academy is only involved when it comes to players who are centrally contracted or targeted. The source clarified, “If any centrally contracted or targeted player gets injured, his case will automatically come under the purview of the NCA’s Medicine and Sports Science team”.
“Also for the centrally contracted players and targeted players (India A, Emerging India), the S&C coaches and physios need to keep NCA in the loop. But when players are contracted with franchises, BCCI can’t dictate how many matches they will play. As far as bowlers are concerned, it is only four overs,” the source added.
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Following a heartbreaking campaign in the ODI World Cup at home, India under the leadership of Rohit Sharma did not get the job done as they lost out to Australia in the final hurdle. But the Men in Blue will gear up again as they aim to clinch their second T20 World Cup after winning the inaugural edition in South Africa, in 2007.
(with PTI Inputs)


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