COA, selectors and team management to discuss communication issues and the tour of Australia 

Some really important decisions can be taken during the meeting.

The BCCI could well announce some really important decisions after the meeting | Getty

Controversy regarding the communication issue raised by the players and the all-important tour of Australia, will be the crucial matters discussed during the meeting on Wednesday, October 10 between Indian Cricket's stakeholders. 

The supreme court appointed Committee of Administrators(COA) will meet head coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane as well as the MSK Prasad led selection panel in Hyderabad to address issues like the code of conduct for centrally-contracted players, requirement of extra support staff and of course, plans for the long and gruelling tour down under. 

Earlier, batsmen Karun Nair and Murali Vijay made controversial remarks on both the selectors as well as the team management and said that they haven't been provided enough clarity from either side, regarding their continuous non-selection and sacking respectively. 

A BCCI official was quoted saying on PTI about the deliberations as, "Obviously, the matter will be raised at the meeting. The BCCI has maintained that Vijay is not giving the true picture. (Devang) Gandhi (part of the selection committee) explained the position of selectors to Vijay in presence of team manager Sunil Subramanium,"

According to the reports, it is highly unlikely that any immediate decision will be taken on Virat Kohli's request to have the wives of players and support staff being allowed for the full duration of away tours, in the meeting. 

India are due to travel to Australia for a full tour starting November 21 but the main focus is expected to revolve around the four-Test series beginning December 6 in Adelaide.

While Cricket Australia(CA) has agreed to provide adequate preparation in the form of proper warm-up games before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the board will also discuss sending some of the key Test specialists like Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara to New Zealand with India A team, to further help the national team. 

Also, roping in one specialist spin bowling coach with the Indian team could be given a thought, with Indian spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin a prime example of it - struggling to be impactful overseas. Former craftsmen like Laxman Sivaramakrishnan or current NCA coach Narendra Hirwani could well be appointed for the important job. 

(Inputs from PTI)


By Kashish Chadha - 10 Oct, 2018

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