The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has strictly ordered the players of the Indian U-19 team to not attend the trials of any IPL franchise. This measure was taken to save the youngsters from unwanted injuries before the Under-19 World Cup in January, reported Indian Express.
The directive came from India under-19 team manager Manuj Sharma few days ago and the message reads, “No player will attend any tournament, practice match, or any Trials except Vijay Hazare tournament.” However, Rahul Dravid’s boys need not worry as they won’t miss out on any potential IPL offers with the player auction scheduled to be held after the World Cup.
Many IPL franchises have already begun their trials for next season, like Mumbai Indians had called for a trial in Baroda just a few days ago. The camp for the World Cup to be played in Bangladesh will start from December 3 at Bengaluru.