Concussion substitute rule in domestic cricket soon?

MUMBAI: The new ICC concussion substitute rule, which saw its test debut when the Australian batter Steve Smith was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne On the fifth day of the second Ashes Test in the Lord, the BCCI will also present it in the domestic cricket.

We will have a discussion on this topic in a day or two, and we will see the possibilities of incorporating this rule (it came into force only from August 1 of this year) in the playing conditions for this year's domestic cricket, Saba Karim, BCCI GM, cricket operations, told TOI on Wednesday. The rule was first implemented when Smith was discarded for the Test after being hit by a ruthless gorilla by Jofra Archer. However, we cannot force players to wear neck protectors, added Karim, a former trader from India.

Two year term for support staff.

The Indian team support staff will be appointed for a period of two years, starting from the next series at home against South Africa until the 2021 T20 World Cup in India.

On Wednesday, the main selection committee headed by MSK Prasad conducted interviews for the position of physio and coach of the Indian team. For the interview with the physios, Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala was the expert who attended the panel, while for the coaches, the expert was Ranadeep Moitra. Among those who appeared for interviews for the coach were Sudarshan, who worked with the Indian team and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in the past, and Rajnikanth, who works in the capitals of Delhi.

Since Monday, 14 candidates have been interviewed for the batting coach position, 12 for the bowling coach, nine for the field coach, 16 for the physiotherapist position and 12 for the Strength and conditioning Coach position .