India vs West Indies: Indian team management angry with selectorsLast updated on Oct 09, 2018, 01:39 pm
The selection committee has been under the scanner regarding its lack of communication with players dropped from the side.
It has come to the fore that this has even angered the team management.
There is a lot of confusion prevailing at the moment as some cricketers have stated that they weren't given any reason behind their axing, contrary to the statements by the selectors.
Contradictory statements from selectors and players
Chief selector MSK Prasad had stated that the selectors had a chat with Karun Nair, after he was dropped for the West Indies series.
However, the player contradicted this claim by Prasad.
Murali Vijay, who was dropped post the third Test against England in August, said that nobody from the selection committee talked to him, before as well as after, he was chucked out.
Someone here isn't telling the truth
According to a report in The Times of India, the selectors said that players were contacted.
The Vinod Rai-led CoA too mentioned the same in its statement.
Now a source close to the BCCI has questioned the entire incident and claimed that someone here is not telling the truth.
He added that everyone should be brought together and things need to be sorted out.
Players haven't heard any word
The report also adds that several players are still awaiting any sort of communication from the selectors.
There hasn't been any meeting between the players and the selectors as of yet.
From Vijay, Nair to someone like Rohit Sharma, who was hopeful of playing in the two-match Test series, nobody has heard a word.
The CoA has been a mere spectator the whole time.
Where do they players stand at the moment?
For now, both Vijay and Nair are expected to play for India A under the guidance of coach Rahul Dravid.
The duo will be eager to get some runs in New Zealand.
For Sharma, he will have to wait for his chance.
Shikhar Dhawan's Test career seems to be hanging by a thread.
It remains to be seen how their journeys unfold.
Our take: Selectors need to be open and direct
The selectors need to be open to the players and give them proper reasons and keep things direct.
Both, where do they stand and what role will they fit in, need to be conveyed clearly.
If players don't know their existence in the scheme of things, then it puts them in a soup.
The management has every right to be angry at the moment.