What About Krishnamachari Shirrikant ? Chairman Of The Selection Committee

  India has suffered a defeat in Australia and earlier India were  thrashed in England. The seniors have failed and they must be blamed, but what about the selection committee that selected them? Surely the greater blame must come on them as well.

After the defeat in England it was thought that the selection committee headed by Shirrikant would shoulder the onerous responsibilty of taking Indian cricket forward. But these wise men let India down by again selecting the veterans like Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman  for the home series against the West Indies. It isa known fact that the West indies are

at the moment a weak team. Obviously the veterans hit runs and bolstered their averages with tall scores, but all along it was known that these were just flashes in the pan and Indian cricket was on a down slide.

The fact that surprises all is that the  selection panel failed to blood in youngsters against weak teams and allowed the old timers to continue.This points to a sinsiter nexus and the selection committee has a lot to answer for.  One wonders even after 3 test match defeats in Australia the same old players like Laxman were


persisited with and men like Rohit Sharma were left to cool their heels in the pavilion. Why could not Shrrikant exert his authority and fly down to Australia and drop the likes of Laxman who are dead wood for the last couple of seasons? One reason could be that the test record of the selection committee is nothing to rave about. Hence these selectors get overawed by the big names and are scared to cut and chop.

 Greg Chappell has pointed out that any selection panel should not be swayed by big names. They have a job to do and must do it in a professional manner. They are after being paid for the job. But the selection committee  have failed in their primary duty. If the watch word is  accountability then Krishanmachi Shrrikant and has  band needs to be dismissed forthwith. In fact in case Shrrikant accepted moral responsibility and resigned immediately, would be an excellent signal for Indian cricket.. But such good things do not happen in Indian cricket and so the downslide in Indian cricket continues.



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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