It looked like Jasprit Bumrah is going to feature for Gujarat in the Elite Group A match against Kerala at Lalabhai Contractor Stadium in Surat beginning on Thursday but the talks between the India and Gujarat team management weren’t failed to reach a common ground, which led to the pacer being pulled out of the game.
As per a reports Bumrah had reached out to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to ease his return into cricket.
Although Bumrah clarified that he had no problems whatsoever, the number of overs he would be required to bowl in the Ranji game was a bit of a concern.
Ganguly and Shah suggested Bumrah to concentrate on only white-ball cricket for now and treat this period as an extended break, as they pulled him out of the Ranji game.
Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel also confirmed later that the marquee pacer isn’t going to be a part of the team against Kerala.
Furthermore, it has been learnt that the communication between the national selection panel and the Gujarat management was that Bumrah should only bowl 4 to 8 overs in a single day, to which the latter side didn’t agree. For Gujarat, having a player in the team just to bowl 4-8 overs wouldn’t be justifiable.