PLAYERS' EXHAUSTION A REAL CONCERN
Cricket Today|January 29, 2021
While India return home for an upcoming challenge against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might want to look closely at a worrying problem going ahead...
SREELATA S. YELLAMRAZU

As it often happens, when a tour wraps up, it is usually the time when the pain of the past is brushed away and there is a sense of the team moving on. A packed schedule will do that. But while India return home for an upcoming challenge against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might want to look closely at a worrying problem going ahead.

Even as the BCCI is looking to the next IPL edition – staging and hosting it, what has to be remembered is from India’s tour of Australia was the number of injury breakdowns that cut India to size and also, the fact that there were concerning reports with the team heading into a tighter contest in Brisbane – on the field in terms of the match situation and off it in terms of the coronavirus pandemic – about several players receiving treatment not only for injuries but also, exhaustion.

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