“Taqleef Hogi, Hone Do”: Kapil Dev Says Few Players Will Oppose BCCI’s Domestic Cricket Mandate

A few players may suffer, but let it be,” said legendary former India captain Kapil Dev on Friday, supporting the BCCI’s decision to terminate central contracts due to a lack of commitment to domestic cricket, calling it a necessary measure to protect major first-class competitions such as the Ranji Trophy. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were removed from the BCCI’s central contracts on Wednesday for refusing to play in the Ranji Trophy despite the board’s directive.Kapil avoided naming individuals, but said the BCCI’s decision to emphasise the importance of domestic cricket was long overdue.

“Yes, a few players will suffer; kuch logon ko taqleef hogi, hone do lekin desh se badhkar koi nahi hai.