IPL 2022: BCCI to take firm action on Jason Roy, Alex Hales

The IPL 2022 competition was hit by a new problem, namely the exit of foreign players when the league was already underway. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council (GC) will take this problem seriously and they will take strict action against the players who leave the T20 league after being purchased in the auction.

This season, the English duo Jason Roy and Alex Hales pulling out of the IPL 2022 tournament citing bio-bubble fatigue. As a result, their team, the Gujarat Titans and the Kolkata Knight Riders found it difficult to find a substitute at the last moment. The strategy and line-up of players that have been designed must be dispersed.

Serious problem

This is certainly a serious problem for both teams because this will affect their performance on the field. Not to mention the losses that must be borne by each team. Because of that, BCCI has thought about the consequences for foreign stars who leave the IPL for no apparent reason, so that in the future there will be no similar problem.

Previously, Jason Roy and Alex Hales, who had been bought out suddenly opted out for personal reasons which put the Gujarat Titans and the Kolkata Knight Riders in trouble. Not only do they have to think about game strategies, but they also have to think about how to find substitute players in a short time.

“GC has a commitment to the franchise which is an important stakeholder of the league. After much planning, he bid on a player. Team calculations get messed up if a player opts out. It is also for lame reasons,” said a GC member.

That's why any player who withdraws from the IPL when it's purchased, maybe penalized and prevented from certain selections for years. Of course, this action will be taken carefully and on a case-by-case basis. Some research and investigation will be carried out before taking action on players who suddenly exit.

Pull-outs are actually not a new phenomenon in the IPL. Other reasons, such as players experiencing injuries so that players cannot continue their matches in the IPL, are of course still acceptable. For example, the Lucknow Super Giant lost their Rs 7.25 Cr investment in Mark Wood due to injury. This reason is still understandable and will not be penalized.

Roy, Hales situation

But Jason Roy reasoned that he left IPL because he was bio-bubble fatigue and wanted to spend time with his partner and kids. Apart from that, the decision to leave the IPL was also because he wanted to work on his game.

“I feel it is right that I spend high-quality time with the people I love. As well as investing time in myself and my games over the next few months, especially being a really busy year." said the 31-year-old cricketer.

Meanwhile, Hales, who was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for INR 1.5 crore, reasoned, he needed time to recharge and he also came out due to bio-bubble fatigue. Because of that, KKR struggled to find alternative players.

Gian Chacko

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