BCCI introduces new rules and regulations following 19th Apex Council meeting


In a recent development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) put out a press release to reveal all the plans that were discussed during the 19th Apex Council Meeting here at Mumbai. The Honorary Secretary of BCCI, Jay Shah in a release published earlier today, gave some big news related to Domestic cricket, the Asian Games and their policy for current as well as retired players going forward.

Indian cricket for a fact is undergoing a major transition where some senior players are being overlooked in order to give youngsters a chance. While Cheteshwar Pujara has been dropped from the Test side, names like Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami have lost their spot in the T20 team and are expected to remain out with Hardik Pandya as the leader in the shortest format.

The first shot at an ICC trophy in 2023 has already been missed as India lost to Australia at the WTC final in dramatic fashion. As a result, the team has been not totally but somehow shuffled as new faces will look to grab their chances. With India set to take on West Indies at Carribea from July 12 onwards, winning the ICC Cricket World Cup at home remains the main objective.

After 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is, most of the senior players are expected to rest and lock in for the World Cup while a B team is expected to play against Ireland with Shikhar Dhawan set to lead India for the Asian Games. The Asia Cup and the World Cup in August and October is what BCCI are eyeing for.

What did BCCI say in the latest Press release

  1. The Apex Governing body is set to implement a policy on the participation of retired as well as current players in foreign T20 leagues.
  2. As for the Asian Games at China, BCCI will send both Men’s and Women’s team. Keeping the CWC in mind, the board will send different teams for both of the event.
  3. The BCCI has also decided to keep the impact player rule intact in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy with slight changes. Teams will now have select the playing XI with 4 substitutes on the bench before the Toss. And instead of bringing the Impact player before the 14th over, teams can introduce the Impact player any time during the match.
  4. BCCI will allow 2 bouncers in an over from next season’s Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
  5. Last but not the least, the BCCI undertake the upgradation of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 venues before October while other venues will be looked after the CWC.