Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has communicated to all the contracted players that they must play domestic games if the management wants. As per BCCI, it will not tolerate player tantrums regarding Ranji Trophy matches. 

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah is reportedly miffed with Ishan Kishan. The aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman is unwilling to turn up for Jharkhand despite head coach Rahul Dravid’s advice to play in domestic cricket before returning to Team India fold.

Backing Dravid’s advice, Shah clarified about the importance of domestic cricket.

“All contracted players have been told on phone and I’ll be writing to them too. If chairman of selectors, coach & captain want you to play red-ball cricket then you gotta play. ‘Nakhare Nahi Chalenge’ (no tantrums,” said Shah during a recent interview.

“As far as Ishan Kishan is concerned, he’s still young. This missive is directed at all contracted players,” he added.

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After Shah’s warning, Ishan is likely to play the season’s last game for his state. He was recently seen with the Pandya brothers in Baroda. Kishan will represent Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. 

As per sources, Kishan is preparing for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.