Chandrakant Pandit KKR Coach Backs Shreyas Iyer, Says BCCI Contract Snub Will Not Affect 'India's All-format Player'

The batter of Team India, Shreyas Iyer, was excluded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India from the central contracts in 2024. This came after Iyer did not make himself available for Mumbai’s Ranji quarterfinal against Baroda after being excluded from the Indian team after the second Test against England. However, he has been picked for the Ranjisemifinals starting March 2.
While announcing the central contracts for 2023–24, the BCCI once again advised all the cricketers of Team India to play domestic games when not on national duty.
The head coach of kolkata Knight Riders ChandrakantPandit in a recent interview backed his captain, saying that Iyer will not be affected by the snub.
Pandit said in an interview, “I will not say Shreyas must be included in a certain grade, but he is definitely a player who can serve India in any format. He has had an injury issue, but it was solved. He is a good performer and even scored a century on his Test debut. In our future series, there may be some players who will not be in form, so naturally, Shreyas will be there. He will play domestic cricket and can perform in the IPL. He is going to be useful for Indian cricket in any format.”


Mar 1, 2024 5:26 AM