Too much cricket?

India
April 27, 2010 9:45pm CST
Cricketers's match schedules are getting too tight nowadays. Is this in the interest of the game or the players? Some of our key players, especially the fast bowlers are prone to injuries and are likely to suffer burnout sooner rather than later. Immediately after a 45-day IPL tournament, our cricketers are getting ready for the Champions League. I feel that there should be a gap of at least two weeks between major international cricket tournaments to give the players reasonable time to relax and refresh themselves. The Board for Control of Cricket in India should take more care of their players and not treat them like guinea pigs. It is hard for players for to say no even if they are too tired to continue playing like this. Obviously, they would be held guilty of disappointing their fans if they refuse to play besides being held for insubordination by the cricket board.
8 responses
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
28 Apr 10
yes people are playing too much cricket not even the national teams the local cricket watchers also play too much cricket
@besthope44 (12141)
• India
28 Apr 10
Well thats true, they have more strain and restless times as the league match is heading up. And pity thing most of them are getting injured either minor or critical. I go with your words, BCC has to take some extra care for these players.
@benny128 (3621)
28 Apr 10
well I am going to agree and dis-agree aswell he he he any sports football cricket etc etc have quite hard schedules even football as some players go off to america and play in their leagues on off season. But on the other side there are a lot of people working 7 days a week 12-14 hour shifts for a lot less money. That is unfortunatly the price they pay for the money they earn, at the end of the day playing the games is optional like the english players playing in the IPL for one reason money they chose too.
• New Zealand
28 Apr 10
Yes, this year Indians are playing too much of cricket be in International or Domestic. Indian cricket team only had less than 2 days of break after IPL before flying to the Caribbean for the T20 world cup. Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has just expressed his views on it and said that the busy schedule is not a concern at all to him. The Indian coach Garry Kristen has also backed Dhoni's comment. Well, let's hope they are not too tiered and can deliver this time around.
@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
28 Apr 10
cricket has a lot of money in it thats why there are something bad things.. and the board also thinks like if they are the daddies.
@beachdune (908)
• India
28 Apr 10
Why just keep continuing these cricket tournaments. It was the IPL , then follows the World Cup T20 and then the Champions League. I think BCCI is going too much gaga over those cricket tournaments so that they make mountain profits.
• India
28 Apr 10
It is true.Even viewers were bit tired after spending all evenings in front of TV.World cup is starting from day after tomorrow.We will not show much interest in first few matches.As tournament progresses we all will be glued to the TV set.We,every single viewer is money for them and every one involved with the game is after money.Who bother about the player's health?If Sewag get injured,there are more than one Murali available as better replacement now.The show must go on.....
• India
28 Apr 10
Hi hard. Yes you are right. Players are having a tight schedule . IPL was very long and tight . It will be very difficult for old players to cope up with young players in world cup . It is very unfair. Just after 5 days an another BIG tournament is going to be organized . I think players with fitness will be happy , as they earn for every match they play . I personally thin that the ICC should reserve a window for IPL. The IPl has become soo popular that even international people watch the local Indian cities fighting to become champions . The ICC should do something for providing rest for players. Happy mylotting and have a nice day !