BCCI likely to seek explanation from Vijay and Nair about their ‘lack of communication’ claims

Both Vijay and Nair have questioned the “communication policy” of the MSK Prasad-led national selection committee.

Murali Vijay and Karun Nair

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to take discarded batsmen Karun Nair and Murali Vijay to the task for their comments on the ‘lack of communication’ between players and the MSK Prasad-led national selection panel.

It is understood that both Vijay and Nair have violated the clause for the centrally contracted cricketers and their remarks hasn’t gone down too well with the selection committee and the BCCI officials.

“Vijay and Karun didn’t exactly do the right thing by speaking on selection policy. That is a breach of central contract. As per central contract, no player can speak about a just-concluded tour for 30 days. There is a COA meeting in Hyderabad on October 11 and this issue will be raised there,” a senior BCCI official quoted as saying by PTI.

The selection committee came under the scanner after Nair revealed that neither the team management nor the selectors communicated with him before being dropped from the 15-member Test squad for the West Indies series. Subsequently, Vijay echoed Nair’s statement and cited that he is concerned about the lack of communication between players and selectors.

“This is all rubbish. There has been no case of lack of communication from the selection committee. Our selection committee works independently. As far as players’ (Vijay and Karun) statements are concerned, we have left it on selectors to decide about them,” CoA chief Vinod Rai told media-persons on the sidelines of the CoA meeting on Saturday.

It has been learnt that more than Nair, who is still in his early days as an international cricketer, Vijay’s comments has distressed the selection committee.

“If Vijay wouldn’t have been kept in the loop then he wouldn’t have played county cricket for Essex. He is not speaking the truth,” another official asserted.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 07 Oct, 2018

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