Ravi Shastri, the former India head coach, has revealed shocking information about the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) selection meetings. Shastri revealed that, while he did not attend the meetings, he was aware that some people were present who weren’t supposed to. Ravi Shastri shared his opinion on whether head coaches should attend selection meetings.
Former head coach said that while he believes that having coaches in selection meetings will help players be more open, it is not a good idea in the long term. The former India head coach, while sharing his experiences and views, dropped a bombshell about BCCI selection meeting.
When asked by ESPNCricinfo about his first-hand knowledge of the selection meetings he replied, “I don’t have any.” During the seven years I was a member of the team, i never attended a selection meetings. I was not invited either .”
“I believe, in the end, yes. Coaches spend a lot time with their players. It’s important to know what the selectors think, and what they’re thinking. Former head coach said that coaches should be included in the selection meetings to help them decide the best thing for their team.
“I don’t know how the meeting starts or ends, nor who is in it. According to what I’ve heard, many people were present at the selection meetings over the past 3-4 years who weren’t supposed to be. Shastri said that it’s against constitution ,”.
Ravi Shastri speaks about separate coaches for red and white ball cricket
Ravi Shastri, after making his shocking revelations, also clarified what he thought about separate coaches for the different formats. Shastri believes it is a viable option, given the amount of cricket played today. Shastri said that with the volume of cricket played and the travel involved, it could be possible to have different captains or teams.