BCCI's Domestic Cricket Mandate Welcomed by Mohinder Amarnath

BCCI’s Domestic Cricket Mandate Welcomed by Mohinder Amarnath

BCCI’s Domestic Cricket Mandate: A Step in the Right Direction, Says Mohinder Amarnath

Legendary Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath has lauded the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to prioritize domestic cricket, making it mandatory for all fit and available players to represent their state teams.

“It’s a positive move that should have been implemented long ago,” Amarnath said at the launch of the JITO Premier League. “It should apply to all cricketers, not just a select few.”

Amarnath emphasized the importance of domestic cricket in developing players’ skills and fostering a strong foundation for the national team. “Everybody should play domestic cricket,” he asserted.

When asked about the specific cases of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer being instructed to play domestic cricket, Amarnath stated, “There should be no need for warnings. Decisions should be made and applied to everyone.”

He urged the BCCI to enforce strict rules and ensure that all Indian players participate in domestic competitions. “Players cannot make their own decisions,” he said. “It’s up to the BCCI and state associations to determine what’s best.”

Amarnath also praised R. Ashwin for surpassing 500 wickets in Tests and playing his 100th Test for India. “He’s a fantastic cricketer,” Amarnath said. “I remember watching him for the first time when I was a consultant with Bengal Cricket. He showed his class immediately.”

Amarnath expressed surprise at Ashwin’s occasional exclusion from the team but expressed confidence in his continued success. “He’s a fine bowler both at home and overseas,” he said. “I’m sure he will keep performing and contributing to the team.”