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Where Indian cricket is heading for?
Neetu Banga | 07 Jan 2011

It is evident that resting all senior players has cost the triangular series. This should be corrected with proper combination of senior and junior players for each series. BCCI must ensure that all players are fit for any tournament.

IT IS disturbing to see India losing to not only Sri Lanka also world bottom ranked team Zimbabwe and out of triangular series. Of course defeat hurts the team, cricket crazy Indians and die hard fans. The way Indian team has played and got thumped by Zimbabwe raise eyebrow on team selection. Is it India team or Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) team? It was not pleasant sight to watch youngsters shamble down like a pack of unprofessional street players.

It is evident that resting all senior players has cost the triangular series. This should be corrected with proper combination of senior and junior players for each series. BCCI must ensure that all players are fit and free from fatigue for any tournament. Otherwise team India will face humiliation and loss like T20 world cup and recently triangular series.

Now a days, Indian cricket and BCCI is more in news for bad reasons of Indian Premier League and other controversies. Cricket is no more same like earlier. Crazy fans feel that cricketers are playing for money only not for country. A team selected by BCCI is not playing with passion. Second reason of debacle performance is poor administration and politics in BCCI, which is making matter worst. The board members are busy in blaming each others not representing India as individual board and their elected body is not accountable to all. Corruption in board is another factor and thus BCCI should be called as Board of Control for Corruption in India.

Need of the hour is that cricket in India required to be restored and it has to be administered professionally. When we can have a foreign coach why can’t we have foreign selectors who can select the best team having no regional bias unlike our current selectors, which always went in favour of selectors’ home state players. Also the legends that played the game and served the country for long should run the board and not some politicians and businessmen. It is high time that someone intervenes in these affairs otherwise we might see the most popular sport collapsing like Hockey in India.