Before the forthcoming season of the Indian Premier League, the IPL 2022, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released new criteria on player fitness. The IPL 2022 season is anticipated to kick off on March 27 and would most likely be played exclusively in India.
The BCCI has published a policy on player health, saying that if a team believes a player has entered the squad without being properly fit, the IPL will appoint an impartial doctor to arbitrate on the subject, and his or her findings would be obligatory.
According to Cricbuzz, a BCCI note on player fitness disputes states: “In the event that there is a dispute between a Franchisee and any of the Franchisee’s Players prior to the start of any season (or if a Player joins a Franchisee after the start of the Season, at the time such Player joins such Franchisee), then, as per the Player Contract, BCCI s
“If a Franchisee does not request an assessment of any of its Players’ fitness at the start of the Season (or if a Player joins a Franchisee after the start of the Season, and at the time such Player joins such Franchisee), then each such Player shall be deemed match fit in the absence of unequivocal evidence to the contrary, and any dispute between a Player and BCCI as to such unequivocal evidence shall be decided by an independent arbitrator.”
The IPL 2022 mega auction will take place in Bengaluru on February 12 and 13, with 590 players up for grabs from 10 franchises aiming to create their future squads, including the two new clubs, the Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans.
IPL franchises are notified by the BCCI on player availability and suspected bowling actions.
The BCCI also informed the ten franchise authorities about the availability of international players from a variety of nations.
According to Cricbuzz, the BCCI has said that the England and West Indies players, who will compete in a three-Test series beginning March 12 and ending March 28, would be essentially ruled out of a few early games since the IPL will begin on March 27. Additionally, international players will be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival before being allowed to join their respective organisations.
Between March 18 and April 11, South Africa and Bangladesh will play a three-ODI and two-Test series in South Africa, which might leave out a few players from both countries depending on their squad selections. Shakib Al Hasan has withdrawn from the Test series, leaving him eligible for the tournament from the start.
In addition, the BCCI has named 13 players who would be investigated or banned from bowling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022. Manish Pandey, KL Shrijit (Karnataka), and Ishank Jaggi (Jharkhand) are among those who have been barred from bowling.