Even after several scans of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, NCA could not detect his sports horn.
NCA refused to take Jaspreet Bumrah's fitness test
Ganguly-Dravid will meet on the new Cricket Advisory Committee
Dainik BhaskarDec 26, 2019, 03:17 PM IST Sports Desk. Sourav Ganguly has reached BCCI headquarters in Mumbai to meet National Cricket Academy (NCA) director Rahul Dravid. According to media reports, there will be talk on injury management of injured players between the two. It mainly consists of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah.
Even after several scans in Bhuvi's case, NCA could not detect his sports horn. And after playing 3 T20s against West Indies, he got injured again and got out of the team. Now they have to undergo surgery. At the same time, Bumrah had refused to take the fitness test by the NCA, which was much debated. It was only after that that Ganguly asked to talk to NCA Director Dravid on the issue of players' injury management.
Ganguly eyeing Bumrah's rehab and comeback
The BCCI president is privately monitoring Bumrah's rehab and return. To prove his fitness, he (Bumrah) wanted to play a Ranji Trophy match against Kerala. But Sourav Ganguly refused to play him. Now he (Bumrah) will return from the T20 series against Sri Lanka directly from 5 January.
The board may constitute a two-member CAC instead of three. The Dravid-Ganguly meeting will also discuss the new Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Ganguly has already made it clear that the task of the CAC is to select only the selection committee. The board may also constitute a two-member CAC instead of three. Sachin Tendulkar has already denied this role. VVS Laxman is also very busy. In such a situation, the board is considering other names. The names of former cricketers GR Vishwanath and Arun Lal have emerged in it. As per the rules, it is not necessary to have three members in the CAC. It simply talks of being a 'former cricketer'.
The issue of conflict of interest between the board president and Dravid will be discussed in the meeting between the BCCI president and Dravid. This includes the case of Ashish Kaushik, the chief physiotherapist of NCA. He has a stake in sports medicine clinic YOS Health Care. It is alleged that Kaushik transferred his shares long after becoming part of the BCCI.