“The initial squad submission deadlines at our tournaments are 30 days before the support periods start. The support periods start one week before the tournaments. Changes may be made before the support period without seeking permission, but once the support period kicks in, the Event Technical Committee needs to approve replacements,” ICC informed InsideSport.
As per the ICC Draft Schedule, the marquee event is all set to kick start from 5th October. And therefore the participating nations will have to submit their teams five weeks ahead of the tournament. As per the ICC rules, the squad submission should take place a month before the support period begins. And as the support period begins a week ahead of the World Cup 2023, the ICC has allotted August 29 as the deadline for submitting teams.
It would be difficult for BCCI & selectors to submit the World Cup 2023 teams at the given time with Chief Selector not being selected yet. However, once the chairman of the selection committee is appointed it won’t be tough for the management to finalize the World Cup 2023 Squad. The World Cup 2023 is all set to be announced on 27th June which is 100 days before the marquee event.
Jasprit Bumrah likely to feature in World Cup 2023
Injury prone Indian team has finally some sight of relief as their star pacer Jasprit Bumrah will return to action before the World Cup 2023. As per the reports, Bumrah has completed 70% of his rehabilitation & NCA & BCCI officials are hoping for his comeback with the India Tour of Ireland. Jasprit Bumrah would soon attain complete fitness & will feature in two-three NCA games where the Officials will test his match readiness before confirming his participation in the India tour of Ireland. If Bumrah could bowl effortlessly in those fixtures then there are chances that he will feature in the India Tour of Ireland followed by Asia Cup 2023 & World Cup 2023.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul who has suffered a hamstring injury could attain fitness till the Asia Cup 2023 while Shreyas Iyer who has recently undergone surgery would miss the Asia Cup 2023 but would likely get fit for the ODI World Cup 2023.