Can’t have Bumrah breaking down 10 days before World Cup: Roger Binny
Bengaluru: Newly elected BCCI president Roger Binny on Thursday reiterated that there was a pressing need to address players getting injured frequently, saying “you can’t have a Jasprit Bumrah breaking down 10 days before the World Cup”.
Bumrah was ruled out of the T20 World Cup with a back injury three days before the Indian team was to fly out for Australia. With Mohammad Shami battling COVID-19 at the same time, the BCCI waited till the 11th hour for him to get fully fit before being named as Bumrah’s replacement. Binny had also touched upon this topic after taking charge as the BCCI chief on Tuesday. “We need to address why and how are players are getting injured so badly. We need to address why they are breaking down so easily. Not just now but also in the last four five years,” Binny said at a felicitation ceremony organised by Karnataka State Cricket Association here.
“It is not that we don’t have good trainers or coaches. Whether the load is too much, whether they are playing too many formats, something needs to be done. That is my priority.