After a long tenure of around 12 years, cricket is relied upon to make a return at the Asian Games in Hangzhou not long from now. In any case, India, inferable from its current responsibilities, is probably not going to partake in the competition.
One of the different explanations behind Men in Blue pulling out from the Asian games is the danger of injury to the players in front of the T20 World Cup in Australia in October.
Likewise, interest of the women’s group, who will contend in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July-August, presently additionally looks far-fetched.
“As far as the Asian Games in Hangzhou is concerned, a final decision on whether to send both men’s and women’s teams will be taken later and based on our existing commitments,” stated by Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary as quoted by India Today.
According to reports, the Games will conflict with the women group’s restricted overs visit through England where they are planned to play three ODIs and three T20Is.
Shah additionally underlined on the way that facilitating India is a rewarding suggestion for any board. In any case, the secretary additionally said that respecting reciprocal responsibility was especially significant in a post-Covid world.
“The BCCI has always stood by member boards and helped them in these difficult times. The board firmly believes in honouring its bilateral commitments. We are committed to our fans here in India and it is absolutely important that we safeguard our home season. The FTP that has been created needs to be adhered to,”
“The BCCI and ICC are on the same page on this and agree that the inclusion of cricket in the Olympics is good for the growth of the game,” concluded by him.