Hardik Pandya has joined the Indian camp underway at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. The India all-rounder, out of motion since the 2021 T20 World Cup, must endure fitness assessments for the subsequent couple of days earlier than BCCI permits him to play in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hardik has been named captain by the newly added IPL franchise, Gujarat Titans.
According to a report by News Agency PTI, BCCI is not going to permit Hardik to characteristic in IPL 2022 until he clears all the fitness assessments at the NCA.
“Hardik will be at the NCA for next two days and appear in the various fitness tests. He is a centrally contracted cricketer and has not played any cricket since T20 World Cup in UAE,” a BCCI supply instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.
“He would need to pass the fitness test as it has been mandatory for some time now. Last year, even Shreyas Iyer appeared for a fitness test post shoulder surgery before playing IPL,” he added.
The Gujarat Titans are at the moment present process quarantine, and their observe session will begin at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera from Thursday (March 17).
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) official stated the franchise nonetheless has no affirmation on the precise availability interval of their star pacer Deepak Chahar. Bought for a whopping value of INR 14 crore, Chahar suffered a hamstring damage throughout the T20I sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka, and franchise CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that the Super Kings would take a ultimate name on him or his potential alternative solely after they obtain the full report from the NCA.
“At this stage, we are not thinking of a replacement yet,” the CSK official stated.