Rajeev Shukla Is Not Fatigued For Excuses
What he said:
We have three formats. There are very few common players. There is no fatigue in common players.
To avoid fatigue, we said there should be proper coordination between physio and trainer. We will talk to the franchises to reduce the participation of players in parties that are held on the eve of matches.
So that the players get rest. But, if you say that there is fatigue due to IPL, I don’t agree with that.
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla refutes the ‘absurd’ notion that cricketers are tired because of the IPL. The ICC virtually cleared the Future Tours Programme (FTP) schedule to accommodate the IPL.
The BCCI was severely criticized following the abject surrender of the national side in the away series in England. The tourists lost 0-4—a complete whitewash.
The IPL was seen as the largest contributory factor for this defeat.
Injuries to key players on the tour only exacerbated the perception.
What he really meant:
“Cricketers are superheroes, robots or demi-Gods. Have it whichever way you like. Fatigue is for mere mortals.“
“Just wave a little IPL moolah and the word ‘fatigue’ disappears from the players’ dictionary.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“It’s a no-brainer. Let’s drop Tests altogether.”