Whether he is playing for the national team or not, Jasprit Bumrah is still the focus of Indian cricket. The most recent discussion centers on how to manage his workload in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The World Test Championship (WTC), which is scheduled to take place right after the league and the World Cup later in the year, and the IPL are both powerful tournaments, so it remains to be seen whether a strong franchise like Mumbai Indians, for which the India spearhead plays in the tournament with a per season fee of INR 12 crore, accepts any conditions.
Without a designated chairperson, the national selectors did not include Bumrah in either of the Indian teams on Sunday (February 19) for the upcoming matches against Australia. He was not selected for any of the final two Test matches against Australia or the ensuing three One-Day Internationals.
According to Cricbuzz, the National Cricket Academy has not given Bumrah permission to participate despite him being out of international competition for nearly five months (his last appearance for his country was in a T20I against Australia on September 25 of last year) (NCA). Bumrah is rumored to have participated in a few practice matches at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) facilities in Bengaluru during the past ten days, but the NCA managers reportedly have not given their approval for him to be considered for the national call-up.
Now that it is certain that Bumrah will compete in the intense IPL, the Indian squad does not regard this as a barrier to his development. The team management actually intended him to gradually increase the amount of effort he put in, and it is still part of their fitness-related plans for Bumrah to participate in T20 matches before taking part in any full-fledged competitive activity.
The team administration will probably keep an eye on his IPL workload. The strategy is still being worked out, but the BCCI, the team's think tank, will attempt to monitor his development, if not exactly remote direct his work. There have been instances in the IPL where foreign boards have issued conditional NOCs, asking the franchises to refrain from forcing bowlers to bowl more than 24 deliveries in the nets, refrain from forcing them to play a certain number of games straight, and routinely check their players' fitness levels. The BCCI may use a similar strategy to all bowlers, if not specifically to Bumrah alone, but he will undoubtedly receive particular attention.
In the meantime, Chetan Sharma's resignation following a sting operation left the position of chairman of the selection committee vacant, and the meeting in Kolkata was conducted without one. Rohit Sharma and convenor Jay Shah joined the meeting online from New Delhi, where the second Test finished on Sunday, along with four selectors: Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, SS Das, and S Sharath. The BCCI has not yet decided whether to name an interim chairman, appoint a new chairman, or choose from the current four.
As for Chetan Sharma, the BCCI believes that he was unfairly treated during a sting operation, but for the sake of appearances, especially after he was overheard stating strange things like "injections" and "players faking fitness," it was forced to ask him to retire. On February 17, the second day of the Ranji Trophy final in Kolkata, Chetan announced his resignation, but not before expressing gratitude to all of his past and present coworkers.
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