BCCI secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that Rohit Sharma will be leading team India in this year’s T20 World Cup, schedule to be held in June at West Indies/USA.

Jay Shah while speaking at the unveiling of Niranjan Shah Stadium, Rajkot was quoted as saying that, “I want to promise you that in 2024 (T20 World Cup), under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, we will hoist the Indian flag in Barbados.”

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Shah also announced that Hardik Pandya will be Rohit’s deputy at t20 showpiece event. He praised Rohit’s leadership and said that India won 10 consecutive matches in 2023 cricket world cup although team lost final to Australia.

Underlying Virat Kohli’s absence in the Test series against England, the BCCI secretary said, “Virat isn’t the kind of player who will skip a series without any major urgency. Give him the right.”

BCCI boss also said that players must play Ranji matches to make themselves available to be selected for national team. Players can’t skip these domestic first class games in spare time when they’re not serving country.

Jay Shah also spoke on the importance of the Ranji Trophy said, “Everyone has to play the Ranji trophy ahead of getting selected in India team or IPL franchise. Ranji will be made mandatory for each player.”

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