India speedster Umesh Yadav has lamented the fact that he has not been awarded too many caps in international cricket despite being kept on the sidelines of the team. The right-arm paceman said the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) workload management policy has meant he has gotten fewer games in the cricketing season.
“Workload management is a balance that you strike when you are constantly playing matches. In my case, it’s been the opposite. I have played lesser and lesser in the past two years (2018 and 2019). So there hasn’t even been optimum workload for me” - Umesh complained.
He admitted BCCI’s stringent rules deprived him of the opportunity to play county cricket in the past but he now wants to prolong his career with more match practice.
“I got a county offer last season (from Gloucestershire). They wanted me to play seven games but the BCCI workload management policy doesn’t allow me to play more than two or three games. So the deal didn’t work out. Also I had some niggles to take care of after IPL” - he elaborated.