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‘No one is bigger than the game’: World Cup winner backs BCCI on contract issue | Cricket News


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Former Indian cricket team pacer Madan Lal, who was part of the 1983 World Cup winning team, has praised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for ending the star duo . Ishan Kishan And Shreyas Iyerthe central contracts of. Although the BCCI did not reveal the reason behind the decision to dismiss Kishan and Iyer, reports claimed that the board was unhappy with the players after the two decided to skip their domestic matches state teams, although they were authorized by the NCA. Lal praised the BCCI for the polarizing decision, saying playing domestic cricket should be made compulsory for those who prioritize the IPL over first-class matches.

“If the BCCI had told them to play first-class cricket, they should have gone there and played. Nobody is bigger than the game. The BCCI should be credited for this because they are making the playing of first-class cricket compulsory Most of today’s players take first-class cricket for granted because of the IPL. Undoubtedly, the BCCI has made a rule that every player should go and play first-class cricket. So if you don’t follow the rules, then they have to take some action and set an example for others,” Lal said Times of India.

Iyer had missed the quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy in Mumbai last week after complaining of back stiffness. However, the NCA denied the claims, saying the player was in perfect shape. Iyer is reportedly training at the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) training camp.

Lal said if a player is declared fit by the NCA, he should not skip domestic matches.

“They have to play (first-class cricket) if they are fit. The main thing is fitness. If they are fit, then they can play the first-class season. But a good season in IPL can always be beneficial, and there “There is no doubt about their class. They did so well here and there. But it is the BCCI who ensures that the boys are disciplined,” he added.

After being left off the contract list, Iyer turned out for Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy semi-final clash against Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, Kishan also did not show up for Jharkhand’s Ranji Trophy matches as he was at Baroda’s training with Hardik Pandya And Krunal Pandya before the IPL.

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