The BCCI Secretary Jay Shah believes that they are ready to field two separate Indian team if the situation arrives in the future. Shah also said that the BCCI is in talks with various boards and the ICC to schedule a separate window for the IPL.
India are currently playing the five-match T20I series against South Africa at home which will end on the 19th of June. Then the team travels to Ireland to play two T20I matches on the 26th and 28th of June. National Cricket Academy head VVS Laxman is appointed as a head coach for that tour and but the team is yet to be declared.
The Indian Test side will then travel to England to play the only remaining match on the 1st of July, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 reasons in 2021. BCCI is set to name two completely different teams for Ireland and England tours. Shah has revealed that he has spoken with Laxman, and NCA will have 50 players roster ready.
“I have had discussions with NCA head VVS Laxman, and we will always have 50 players on our roster. In the future, you will have a scenario where the Indian Test team will be playing a series in one country, and the white-ball team will be engaged in a series in a different country. We are going in that direction where we will have two national teams ready at the same time,” said Shah as quoted by News 18.
Every year team India has a packed schedule with the team playing all around the year. The ICC has never had a separate window for the IPL ever. As a result, many big names miss out from the league every year.
“That is an aspect we have worked upon. Let me inform you that from the next ICC FTP calendar, IPL will have an official two-and-a-half-month window so that all the top international cricketers can participate. We have had discussions with various boards as well as the ICC,” Shah added.