T20 WC 2024: India's T20 World Cup squad is set to be selected in April's last week (PTI).
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The 15-member squad of the Indian Cricket Team for the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup will likely be named in the final week of April. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has set a deadline date of May 1st for the submission of squads for all the participating nations. The participating nations will be allowed to make changes to their squads until May 25th.

The 2024 T20 World Cup will kick off on June 2, and this year’s mega event will be hosted by the USA and West Indies.

“India’s squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup will be selected in the final week of April, post the conclusion of the first half of the IPL, which gives the Indian Selection Committee the time to assess the fitness and form of the shortlisted players,” a senior source from BCCI told PTI.

“The first batch of the selected players will be leaving for the United States immediately after the conclusion of the league phase of the 2024 Tata IPL on May 19. The players of the teams that don’t qualify for the playoffs will be leaving for the USA early, like it happened during the 2023 WTC final,” the BCCI source added.

Since the 2024 T20 World Cup is going to take place in the USA and West Indies, it’s anticipated that some stand-by players will be given permission to travel with the selected squad, and in case of any injuries or last-minute pullouts, the stand-by players can replace those players on an immediate basis.

This time around, India’s national selectors are traveling on a regular basis to watch the majority of the IPL matches in order to assess the form and fitness of the shortlisted players, unlike in previous World Cup editions, where the selectors used to travel to watch just a selected number of games and then watch the other games on television.

It’s been learned that no instructions regarding workload management have been given to the 2024 World Cup contenders since this season’s IPL is completely under the control of the IPL franchises.

“If any player holding a central contact of the BCCI or a shortlisted player ends up getting injured, then that player’s case will automatically be transferred to the medical team of the NCA,” the BCCI source said.

“Also for the contracted players and shortlisted players (India A and Emerging India), the S & C physios and coaches need to stay in touch with the NCA. But, when the players are under the contract of the IPL franchises, BCCI cannot decide the number of matches the shortlisted players can play. In the case of the bowlers, they just have to bowl four overs,” the BCCI source added.

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