New Delhi: On guard after the Indian cricket team's injury crisis during its shambolic tour of England recently, IPL authorities have instructed the franchises to report any injury problem in their sides immediately to the BCCI.
IPL boss Rajiv Shukla said he would try to create better coordination between the BCCI and the cash-rich league's franchises to ensure that players are well taken care of and are not found wanting in fitness on international assignments.
Shukla said the franchises would be told to report players' injuries at the earliest to avoid any hassles later.
"During our meeting with franchises we will emphasise that they pay most attention to these problems and give instruction to the team physios on injury management to avoid injuries," Shukla told PTI in an interview here.
"We will be paying full attention to these problems, we will keep in touch with physios, and various franchises so that any injury should be immediately addressed," he said.
IPL has often been blamed for causing player fatigue and injuries but Shukla said such allegations are unfair.
"In my view, for injuries I don't think only IPL should be blamed as every team is facing such problems and lot many players got injured during the England series also, so I don't think IPL should be solely blamed for it," he said.
"But at the same time, the management of injury problems is also on our mind and some concrete steps will be taken to minimise injury problems. There will be perfect coordination between BCCI and various franchises," he added.