Nobody is forced to play in IPL, says CEO

In the wake of Gautam Gambhir's injury issue, Raman said a player knows his body better and is the best person to decide whether he is fit to play or not. Gambhir, who was supposed to lead the ODI team in the West Indies, is now likely to miss the series as he has been advised four to six weeks rest to recover from a sore shoulder. Gambhir sustained the injury during the World Cup final and aggravated it during the IPL.

Raman refused to comment on Gambhir, saying: "I am honestly not in a position to comment on the Gambhir situation because the Indian physio has to see Gambhir, submit his report, take a view on whether he was fit or not fit so it is too premature for me to say right now."

"I don't think any player would want to carry or feign an injury and continue to go and play. A player knows his body. I believe they are professionals and if the player is injured, if there are any practices or processes that have not been put in place, that is for the administrative part of it to ensure that all of that is taken care of," Raman was quoted as saying by

"The player knows his body better than anyone else does and I don't think I want to sit in judgement on that. If the physio believes that the player is not fit to play a game, he would report that and the player would not play the game. Nobody is forced to play. Nobody is forced to play for the country. Nobody is forced to play for their club," he added.

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