scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sourav Ganguly undermining credentials of IPL head, selectors: Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India captain and chairman of selectors, expressed his displeasure with Sourav Ganguly taking up the selectors' duty of speaking about players' selections.

By: Sports Desk |
November 10, 2020 5:08:19 pm
Sourav Ganguly, Indian domestic Cricket, BCCI, Domestic cricket season, Ranji Trophy 2020Sourav Ganguly is the BCCI's first president since January 2017. (File)

Ever since the announcement of the India squad for their tour to Australia, Sourav Ganguly has been quite pro-active as the BCCI president, often talking about players’ fitness levels and availability.

After the BCCI announced the Sunil Joshi-led selection committee-named squads, Ganguly on several occasions assured that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma are being closely monitored. However, on Monday, BCCI left Rohit Sharma out of the limited-overs squads of India.

Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India captain and chairman of selectors, expressed his displeasure with Ganguly taking up the selectors’ duty.

“When the IPL dates and venues were being discussed and organized, he was speaking on behalf of the IPL chairman. Sadly, time and again he’s sticking his neck out on behalf of those who are capable of taking decisions and explaining them on their own. Is he undermining their credentials? Or does he feel he knows more than the others?” Vengsarkar told Times of India in an interview.

Best of Express Premium
Newsmaker | Eknath Shinde: No. 2 after the Thackerays, backer of BJP, MVA...Premium
UPSC Key-June 30, 2022: Why to read ‘Collective Responsibility’ or ‘Inver...Premium
TN Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan: ‘Don’t know of a ...Premium
Efforts to estimate poverty from 2011-21 are commendable, given absence o...Premium

“I always believed the game should be run by former cricketers and was expecting a lot from Ganguly. However, whatever I have seen so far is beginning to change my mind.”

The entire row of confusion surrounding Rohit’s availability during the Australia tour was also criticised by Vengsarkar.

“Rohit surprisingly sees himself being dropped from the India team for the tour because the BCCI physio has ruled him out due to hamstring injury. Now, the question is: How did the MI physio declare Rohit fit to play in the IPL? Why is there a discrepancy in the reports of two physios?” he added.

“I really don’t know who calls the shots while selecting the squad. Is it the BCCI officials or the selectors?”

“If Rohit joins the team and Virat Kohli is not available for the last two Tests, Ajinkya Rahane, the already appointed vice-captain for the longer format, will have to lead the side and not Rohit. I wonder what Ganguly has to say about these issues,” he further added.

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement