Reports: BCCI’s performance appraisal meeting concludes with an oath from all the stakeholders
'Miscommunication' has been the trending word in the Indian cricket over the last few days.
Updated - Oct 12, 2019 7:35 pm
The Indian team has had a mixed kind of 2018 so far. While their performances in the limited-overs format have been at par, the Test team has lost both their overseas assignments despite playing better cricket. More than anything, time and again, some or the other news has been coming out of the dressing room. This was the most discussed point in the BCCI’s recent performance appraisal meeting which was attended by all the main members of the team.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli, the vice-captains Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, Ravi Shastri along with the selectors and the CoA were present in the meeting. India’s series losses in South Africa and England were discussed while certain controversial moments were also pointed out. The recent reports of Anushka Sharma, Kohli’s wife, attending team meetings didn’t seem to go down well with anyone it seems.
According to the reports in Sports Tak, an oath was taken by all the stakeholders in the meeting about not leaking anything which was discussed in the meeting. Over the last few months, the dressing room happenings are coming out in public. Also, the dropped cricketers have spoken about miscommunication which created a lot of stir in the Indian cricket.
What else was discussed?
However, as far as the meeting was concerned, Virat Kohli’s request of allowing the wives and girlfriends on overseas tours was also considered. After a lot deliberation, the old policy of the families staying with the cricketers only for 15 days has been continued and it seems that everyone agreed to the point.
Also, with the World Cup set to take place in England, it was also decided that no family member will be allowed with the squad until the Indian team qualifies for the semi-final. The format of the mega event is different this time around as every team will play against every other participating before. This means that the Men in Blue will have to play nine matches before making it into the top four for the knockouts.