The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators(COA) has summoned Indian skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri to hold a meeting after India’s exit in the World Cup semi-final. The focus of the meeting is likely to be the selections made during the ICC’s showpiece event.
The Committee of Administration(COA) led by Chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge is expected to ask the skipper and the head coach a few important questions about some decisions taken during the tournament. CoA chairman Vinod Rai said the committee will also discuss on the road map of upcoming T20 World Cup next year in Australia.
The Indian cricket team will be boarding the flight to Mumbai on Sunday after getting eliminated from the World Cup semi-final in a rain-hit-two-day match against New Zealand by 18 runs on Wednesday.
It is expected that the CoA will ask a few questions to Virat Kohli, Ravi Shashtri and selection committee chief about the omission of Amibati Rayadu, demotion of MS Dhoni in the batting order and presence of three wicketkeepers.
However, Rayadu’s omission from the 15-man squad left many shocked and surprised. The team management later said that Rayadu has been kept as a backup in the squad. Although, despite injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar, Rayadu wasn’t called up by the selectors while Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal entered the Indian squad.
Another point of contention would be Dhoni’s batting position in the crucial semi-final against New Zealand. It has been learnt that it was batting coach Sanjay Bangar’s decision to send the former Indian captain at No 7.