How did Sourav Ganguly get ahead of the crease and rules by participating in the selection meeting? Learn


new Delhi. Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha recently expressed his surprise over his exclusion from Team India’s Test team after assurances from BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. During this time, this wicketkeeper of Bengal inadvertently, but he attracted everyone’s attention by taking Ganguly’s name, because Ganguly’s interference in selection matters is against the constitution of the Indian Board.

As per the BCCI constitution, a chairman cannot have any authority in the meetings of the selection committee. Secretary (Jai Shah) being the convener of the committee attends the meetings. Ganguly’s presence can be intimidating for the selectors and he can be debarred from working even if there is no direct intervention by the president.

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The Indian Express has interacted with several selectors who have worked before and currently during Ganguly’s tenure. Everyone is of the opinion that Ganguly used to take part in all the selection meetings. A senior BCCI official even claimed that Ganguly has attended every selection meeting since he took over as the BCCI President in October 2019. The two selectors raised the issue of propriety saying that Ganguly would log in for the online selection meetings. Because of his position and position, no one can object to it.’

With Ganguly as the BCCI chief, the selection committee has taken some important decisions, including dropping Virat Kohli as the ODI captain and replacing Rohit Sharma as captain across formats. Several sources in the BCCI have confirmed Ganguly’s presence in the selection meetings. He said that given the stature of the former captain (who played 113 Tests and 311 One Day Internationals), the less experienced selectors were “unable to express their opinion”. He said that this has reduced the power of the selection committee to make all important decisions of Indian cricket.

Chetan Sharma, the current chairman of Team India’s selection committee, has experience of playing 25 Tests and 65 ODIs. Earlier, when MSK Prasad was the chief selector, he had the experience of playing 6 Tests and 17 ODIs. Talking about the current selectors’ group, Debashish Mohanty, Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh have played a total of 43 Tests and 195 ODIs. The previous panel had experience of 9 Tests and 28 ODIs. Last week, Saha had said that despite his neck injury against New Zealand, when he scored a half-century against New Zealand, Ganguly had congratulated him and said that you will remain in the team as long as I am.

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