The big athletic event’s Twenty20 cricket tournaments will now include the Indian men’s squad.
The BCCI’s B-Team will replace Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the Asian Games. Since the A team will be playing the ICC Cricket World Cup in India on October 5, the B team will play.
BCCI will provide the player list to the Indian Olympic Association by June 30th. BCCI has created a B-Team with peripheral players like Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Umran Malik while elder players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Shami, Bumrah, and KL Rahul play the 50-over World Cup.
The Asian Games and the ICC Cricket World Cup, which is being held in India this year, conflict.
Thus, the Asian Games men’s team will comprise of their B squad and no star cricketer.
The World Cup runs from October 5 to November 19, while the Asian Games go from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China.
Teams also play warm-up games. The Indian Olympic Association will get the BCCI roster by June 30th.
“All sports except cricket are registered. They claimed busyness. We gave them three to four emails, but when we delivered submissions to the organizers, they stated they won.” “I’m not going,” India’s Asian Games chef de mission Bhupender Bajwa told an Indian media firm recently.
BCCI fielded two national teams before. The Board sent one squad to the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games and another to Pakistan for the Sahara Cup in early 1998.
In 2021, Virat Kohli led an English squad and Shikhar Dhawan a second-tier Sri Lankan team.
Despite numerous efforts, the board denied participation in the Asian Games, citing concerns.