Sheldon Jackson
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Last Update on: September 5th, 2019 at 11:04 am

Here comes yet another cricketer, who questioned the procedure of selection by the BCCI selectors. The Saurashtra Cricketer Sheldon Jackson raised his voice against selectors asking to reveal the real reason behind the ignorance of the small state players, who are performing on a regular basis.

The wicketkeeper-batsman, in a series of tweets, mentioned how not a single player from the team, which played the Ranji Trophy final against winners Vidarbha, was selected in India A squad for the series against South Africa A.

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Jackson is considered to be one of the best wicketkeeper batsmen in the country. Currently, he got a first-class batting average which is almost 50. Meanwhile, he got support from Manoj Tiwari, who was one of those cricketers questioned the ethics of BCCI selectors.

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Sheldon Jackson asked the importance of Ranji Trophy performances and also questioned the lack of justice when it comes to smaller states. He even highlighted a couple of points, which wouldn’t taste that good for the selectors of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Is the importance of playing Ranji Zero? Questions Sheldon Jackson

Saurashtra has played the Ranji trophy finals this year, and surprisingly still no player even after performing at all platforms, don’t get picked for the A-series. so is the importance of playing the Ranji trophy finals zero.

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Or, is that small state sides aren’t taken seriously coz in the last 5 years @saucricket has played 3 finals under Sitanshu kotaks coaching, (we have some very good performers since recent years with the bat and ball. ) but not got the deserved credit.

I am told not to question, but i strongly believe that we represent this beautiful organisation and association and we as players surely deserve to know why, and where we lack, or else our carriers are just to go to end wondering why. selectors should be transparent.

Sheldon Jackson also tweeted an article on how Jalaj Saxena, the all-rounder from Madhya Pradesh who now plays for Kerala, has been ignored by selectors. He had previously said a bowler like Dharmendrasingh Jadeja, a Saurashtra spinner, should also be considered for selection.

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