The chairman of the Indian cricket team’s selection committee, MSK Prasad’s tenure, has come to an end. After the BCCI AGM meeting on Sunday, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly spoke to media and stated that there will be no extension of tenures for any of the five members in the Prasad-led selection committee.
The incumbent selection panel has attracted a lot of controversies during their tenure. From giving chances to underperformed players to questions with their selection during the ICC World Cup, MSK Prasad and his colleagues have been on the firing line throughout their tenure. While they have been mostly criticised, the committee has built a strong pool of cricketers who can step up at any given point.
No regrets over leaving before T20 World Cup: MSK Prasad
While they leave with less than one year for the ICC T20I World Cup in Australia, MSK Prasad has no regrets over the same. He believes the team will be ready by the Indian Premier League and India will be one of the strongest contenders. Prasad also said that he will not seek any extensions and let BCCI decide the future of the selectional panel.
“That [extension of tenures] is not up to me to talk. BCCI will do whatever it deems fit. Whatever the policy is, the BCCI has to follow,” he said. “I don’t think so (regret ending tenure just a year before T20 World Cup). For everything, there is a time factor. Whatever time that you have, you should look to give your best. We have done it, I think,” MSK Prasad added.
In conclusion, MSK Prasad looked confident that this Indian team has the best chance to win the ICC T20 World Cup next year. India won the inaugural edition in 2007 in South Africa, and since have struggled to lift the trophy. Moreover, it has been almost seven years they haven’t won any ICC events which keep Virat Kohli & Co motivated to win the title.
“We have left enough bench strength. If the team can get the combinations right, I am sure India will win the T20 World Cup next year,” he concluded.