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According to BCCI’s new policy, the workloads of key players will be monitored during this year’s IPL by the NCA and the franchisees considering the 50-over World Cup at home in October-November.

“We keep reviewing these things. You will call the break we have given to some of our boys (Rohit, Virat, KL) in the T20 series as workload management,” Rahul Dravid answered a query during a media conference ahead of the 3rd ODI against New Zealand.

“In terms of the IPL, the NCA and our medical team is constantly in touch with the franchises, and if there are any issues or injuries, we connect with them. Unless the players are injured or there are other concerns then of course I think the BCCI has the right to pull them out.

“But if they are fit, we do release them for the IPL because it’s an important tournament. It is a very big tournament for the BCCI, in terms of our preparation for the 2024 T20 World Cup as well. It is important as it helps us assist the performances of our players in the specific T20 format.” 

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