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‘Will Lose Contract If…’, BCCI Issues Ultimatum To Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya holds the position of white-ball vice-captain for India in ODIs and T20Is. With the T20 World Cup 2024 approaching, his active participation in domestic white-ball cricket becomes crucial. Pandya's performance on the field will be closely observed, especially considering the potential succession to Rohit Sharma as the white-ball skipper.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Mar 1, 2024 09:42 IST
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Hardik Pandya

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued a stern warning to all cricketers regarding their central contracts, and this includes star all-rounder Hardik Pandya. The cricketer has been specifically instructed to participate in domestic white-ball cricket tournaments to maintain his Grade A contract.

BCCI’s Directive to Pandya

Medical Assessment and Exclusion from Red-Ball Cricket

According to Indian Express, a BCCI official disclosed details of discussions with Hardik Pandya. The BCCI’s medical team has assessed that Pandya is currently unable to bowl in red-ball cricket, ruling out his participation in the Ranji Trophy. However, he has been mandated to play domestic white-ball tournaments whenever there are no overlapping international commitments.

Contract Termination Threat

The BCCI has explicitly warned that failure to comply with this directive will result in the termination of Pandya’s contract. Having secured a Grade A contract for the year 2024-25, Pandya faces a crucial decision regarding his future involvement in domestic cricket.

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Pandya’s Return and Future Domestic Engagements

Return at DY Patil T20 Tournament

Despite making a return at the DY Patil T20 tournament, Pandya’s participation in domestic games remains uncertain. The BCCI emphasizes the importance of his involvement in white-ball tournaments to secure his contract.

Upcoming Domestic Tournaments

The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy are scheduled for October-December. With no conflicting international white-ball commitments during this period, Pandya is expected to participate in these tournaments, provided he remains fit.

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Implications for Vice-Captaincy and T20 World Cup 2024

Vice-Captaincy and T20 World Cup Preparations

Hardik Pandya holds the position of white-ball vice-captain for India in ODIs and T20Is. With the T20 World Cup 2024 approaching, his active participation in domestic white-ball cricket becomes crucial. Pandya’s performance on the field will be closely observed, especially considering the potential succession to Rohit Sharma as the white-ball skipper.

First published on: Mar 01, 2024 07:37 AM IST

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