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BCCI Review Meeting: Board shortlists 20 players for 2023 ODI World Cup

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The Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) finally held their long-standing Performance Review Meeting on Sunday, January 1 in Mumbai. President Roger Binny conducted the review meeting along with Secretary Jay Shah and the attendees included skipper Rohit Sharma, Head Coach Rahul Dravid, NCA Chief VVS Laxman and former Chief of Selection Committee Chetan Sharma.

In a major breakthrough for incumbent skipper Rohit Sharma, the board has sought no dissatisfactory performance by the veteran batsman and he will continue to lead the Indian contingent in ODI and Test format. Sharma will also be the captain of India’s frontline squad for the 2023 World Cup.

The primary focus of the review meeting was the pathway to the World Test Championship (WTC) Final and the 2023 World Cup that will be hosted in India. India has a higher probability of qualification to the WTC Final and some major decisions were taken in view of the upcoming series against Australia and the final.

The decisions on the shorter T20I format were upheld given the necessity of the upcoming prominent fixtures of traditional formats. T20I Skipper Hardik Pandya wasn’t part of the meeting and is in preparation for the T20I series against Sri Lanka starting tomorrow.

20 players shortlisted for the 2023 ODI World Cup

The BCCI has also shortlisted 20 players who will be rotated in the squad till India names their final team for the 2023 ODI World Cup. This is a significant decision as India aims to eliminate the trial-and-error method and form an efficient squad for the marquee event.

Another riveting development coming from the review meeting is that Chetan Sharma might continue to head the selection committee panel. This comes amidst his inclusion in the roadmap for the 2023 World Cup and his nomination despite being sacked earlier.

Venkatesh Prasad from South Zone, SS Das from East Zone, and Mukund Parmar from the West Zone are the top contenders in contention for the whipping post. Even if Sharma is not reappointed, he will likely be elected as the delegate of North Zone.

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Pratik Pathak
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