The "breaching of the clause" by Nair and Vijay seems to have not gone down well with the selection committee or the BCCI, it is learnt
New Delhi: India batsmen Karun Nair and Murali Vijay may have to face the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and explain their comments in the media on selection matters.
The "breaching of the clause" by Nair and Vijay seems to have not gone down well with the selection committee or the BCCI, it is learnt.
The Indian cricket board is likely to seek an explanation from them about their comments on the “communication policy” of the MSK Prasad-led national selection committee.
A senior BCCI official spoke to PTI on condition of anonymity and said, “Vijay and Karun didn’t exactly do the right thing by speaking on selection policy, which 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.”
Nair and Vijay spoke to the media about alleged “lack of communication” on the part of the selection committee, recently, a charge emphatically denied by chairman Prasad himself.
"This is all rubbish. There has been no case of lack of communication from the selection committee. Our selection committee works independently and as far as players’ (Vijay and Karun) statements are concerned, we have left it on selectors to decide about them,” this was what CoA chief Vinod Rai told reporters on the sidelines of the CoA meeting on Saturday.
Nair was dropped for the ongoing two-Test series against the West Indies after warming the bench in the entire five-match series in England. Vijay was dropped following the first three Test matches against England after which he went on to play three games for county side Essex.
It has been learnt that it was Vijay’s comments which “hurt” the selection committee more than that of Nair's, who is a youngster.
“Had Vijay not been kept in the loop, he wouldn’t have played county cricket for Essex. He is not speaking the truth,” another official said.
Meanwhile, it has been informed that another 10 days will be taken by the CoA to prepare their Status Report based on the compliance certificates filed by state units conforming to the new constitution.
"We want to do it in 90 days but around this time, once we submit the compliance certificates, the Supreme Court will have to give us directions, so it will depend on the SC orders. After that we need to hold an AGM with eligible members,” Rai said.
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Last Updated Oct 7, 2018, 2:42 PM IST