India pacer Jasprit Bumrah is disappointed at not playing for India in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022, starting October 16. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team on Monday dropped Bumrah from the mega event.
“The decision was taken after a detailed evaluation and consultation with experts. BCCI will soon announce a replacement for Jasprit Bumrah in the squad for the marquee event,” the apex body of cricket in India said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Bumrah thanked his friends and family for the well wishes and said that he would cheer for Team India during the T20 World Cup.
Bumrah tweeted, “I am sad that I will not be a part of the T20 World Cup this time, but I am grateful for the well wishes and support from my loved ones. As soon as I recover, I will be able to campaign in Australia. I will cheer for the team during this time.”
Bumrah was initially ruled out of the 3-match T20I series against South Africa due to a back injury.
Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that the team that wins the T20 World Cup 2022 will take home the $1.6 million check in Melbourne on November 13.
According to the ICC, at the end of the 45-match tournament being played at seven venues in Australia starting October 16, of the $5.6 million total prize money, the runner-up will receive $800,000 and the losing semi-finalist will receive $400,000.
Following a similar structure to the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the eight teams eliminated from the Super 12 stage will receive $70,000, with $40,000 winning each of the 30 matches in that stage.
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa have confirmed their tournament starts in the Super 12 stage.
Teams whose campaigns will advance to the first round include Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Scotland, West Indies and Zimbabwe.
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