Players are going to break down with overdose of IPL: Darren Lehmann

Players are going to break down with overdose of IPL: Darren Lehmann

Australian captain Michael Clarke (L) speaks with coach Darren Lehmann during an indoor training session ahead of their 2015 Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on February 20, 2015.   (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Clarke (L) speaks with coach Darren Lehmann. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

BCCI is all set to host a mini IPL for a period of two weeks in September, but Australian coach Darren Lehmann urged to reduce the workload on players competing in all three forms of the game as he fears the packed schedule will break down the players.

“If it keeps going like this, with players playing IPL as well, they are inevitably going to break down,” Lehmann told Australian media on Friday.

“Hopefully, changes will happen at the ICC and then you will see a refined schedule which will be better,” he added.

Most of the Australian cricketers, playing in the international side, play for different franchises in the IPL and this busy schedule is a worry for all the national team managements.

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Earlier, South African coach Russell Domingo blames the heavy workload of South African players as the reason for the team’s failure in the tri-series in West Indies. Domingo feels that the Cricket South Africa management should take effective measures to manage player’s workloads outside the international schedule.

“The desire and the hunger levels when you are playing day in and day out will wane at some stage. There’s no doubt about that. You can’t give 100% to ten different teams for ten months. Something’s got to give,” Domingo said.

Lehman feels that the ICC should use a common sense approach to future scheduling so that the players doesn’t get overloaded.