Does Team India play too much cricket???

@vrahulan (114)
India
July 7, 2008 11:49pm CST
BCCI is the richest board among the cricketing nations and the popularity of the game in India has made administrators turn cricket into a money making tool. So are the cricketers being over worked by the board to earn more money? Its true that players earn a lot through cricket but its not fair to make them play far too many matches. Even they are humans and they need to look after their body......Your views.....
4 responses
• United States
8 Jul 08
If I understand, then I agree. "Even they are human and they need to look after their body." It is possible to overwork anyone -- and being highly paid doesn't completely excuse being overworked consistently. Besides, it sounds fiscally unwise as an overworked player will tend to accumulate injuries and lack sufficient time to recover. This decreases their performance.
• India
8 Jul 08
Yes i agree with you. But who is going to ask them. BCCI is an independent body and people running it are very influential.
• Pakistan
8 Jul 08
Well, All the Asian Countries have the same problem. they play too much of cricket, especially one day cricket, which is very much demanding. Thats why you will see most of the ODI records are held by Asian players. On the other hand, teams like Australia, England, Newzealand have a very balanced schedule. They play quite good number of test matches also along with handful of ODIs in a year. Thats should be the schedule of all the teams.. This year teh players, especially Indian Players, must be very tired because of IPL. The players of other teams went away when their international duties were called upon but Indian Players with the likes of Mahendra Sngh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, gautham gambhir playued all the matches of IPl. and T-20 is really demanding, you have to be on the toes all the time. Thats the reason, Dhoni ahs also been opted out of the Srilanka tour, because he is fatigues and he wants some rest.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
8 Jul 08
Yes , There seems to just too much of cricket that is being played. In the last 3- 4 months, the IPL, the Kit ply and then the recent Asia cup in Pakistan, now followed by the Sri Lanka tour. This is very stressful on the players and takes a toll on the players