Team India currently trails 0-2 in the three Test series against South Africa. India lost the first two Tests at Cape Town and Centurion by big margins, as the batting collapsed in the second innings.
Now, the Committee of Administrators (COA) run BCCI has ordered a review of Indian team’s performance in the South Africa Test series, after the conclusion of the series. “We will review the performance after getting the full report from the team manager. Nothing can be done now as the players and officials are in South Africa,” said a BCCI official.
COA chief Vinod Rai, member Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri were part of the meeting in which they decided to do a review of the Test series. However, none of the BCCI office-bearers including acting president CK Khanna and acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary were called for the meeting.
The Indian team received criticism from everyone for their preparation methods for the Test series. Indian team management refused to play the only practice match before the series and opted for extra net sessions. Even India head coach India coach Ravi Shastri himself admitted that 10 more days of preparation would have made a difference in the team’s preparation.
The CoA also ratified decision of IPL GC to change the dates and timings of the upcoming IPL 2018. The IPL GC announced the dates of IPL-11, from April 7 to May 27, and accepted broadcaster’s request of changing the match timings from 8pm to 7pm, and 4pm to 5.30pm.