New Delhi: Captain, Coach Cannot Vote at Committee Meetings


New Delhi, Dec 6: In the wake of alleged displeasure between team India captain MS Dhoni and selection committee over the exclusion of paceman Rudra Pratap Singh from the ODI team against England, a report has said that the BCCI has decided to shun the voting capacity of both coach and captain during the selection committee meetings.

According to the report, captain can only pick the final playing eleven and will no longer have any say on the selection of the squad. Since the board is not going to listen to the captain or coach over the selection issue, question has raised over the benefit of inviting both of them in such meetings.

BCCI has also strictly warned board members as well as the team captain and coach against any leakage of information about the boardroom meeting to media.

It is also come to light that Dhoni was not happy over the selection of M Vijay as opener in place of Gautum Gambhir during the recently concluded Australia series.

Last month on 22nd November, Dhoni has reportedly offered to resign from the high-profile post following paceman RP Singh's exclusion from the ODI team which was vehemently denied by the BCCI.

Later, Dhoni also denied the media reports of rift between him and selectors over pacer RP Singh's exclusion from the ODI squad against England.

"I do not know from where the reports of my resigning emerged," said Dhoni.

According to television reports, Dhoni had a disagreement with the selectors during the selection committee meeting to pick the team for the fourth and fifth ODIs against England.

Dhoni was unhappy that the selectors decided to drop RP Singh and include Irfan Pathan in his place and offered to resign, the television reports claimed, quoting an unnamed source close to one of the selectors.

The BCCI, however, was quick to rubbish the reports. "I can't respond to something that is being floated around by somebody," BCCI secretary N Srinivisan had said.


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