The Indian cricket board BCCI is taking necessary actions to eliminate the alleged communication gap between the players, selectors, and team management. The step has been taken to ensure proper team building and future planning in Indian cricket in the upcoming years. BCCI’s top officials are working on life post the ICC T20 World Cup in October-November this year.
Chief selector Chetan Sharma has held meetings with BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Sources claimed that meetings were regarding preparing a blueprint for eradicating the communication gap in Indian cricket. Also, the performance of the present selection committee will be reviewed after they complete a year in December.
BCCI Working To Remove Issues Pertaining To Communication, Says Top Official
A BCCI’s top official informed that the Indian Cricket Board is looking to create a system where communication will be much better among players and top management.
“There were issues pertaining to communication and messages getting lost in translation. So the board top brass is looking to create a system so that the team management and players can have their concerns heard by the top management without much delay” a top BCCI official was quoted as saying by Times of India.
The steps have been taken in the wake of India’s defeat to New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final earlier in June and skipper Virat Kohli’s comments about the need to prepare a transition in the Test format. A common issue that is frequently seen is the lack of clarity in building a team for a big tournament.
On multiple occasions in the past three years, players have complained of a lack of communication from either the selection committee or team management. Hence, for the betterment of communication, the Indian cricket board has opened a channel directly with the players and team management. This will ensure to avoid any confusion between players and management.
Meanwhile, the Indian team is all set to lock horns with England in the 2nd Test match at Lord’s. The first Test ended in a draw after Day 5 was washed out due to rain; when India needed 157 more runs to win with 9 wickets in hand. The Test series consists of 5 matches and the final encounter will begin on September 10.