Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has broken his silence on the controversy over the decision not to send any other player to England in place of injured opener Shubman Gill. On Thursday, BCCI boss Ganguly has said that this is a matter related to the selection committee. At the same time, some sourness has also come out between the head of the selection committee, Chetan Sharma and captain Virat Kohli.
In fact, after the injury of Shubman Gill, the Indian team management, through his administrative manager Girish Dongre, had asked to send two openers in place of Gill on June 28. He had also suggested the names of Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal, but the chairman of the selection committee Chetan Sharma did not send any formal reply till two days ago as four openers are already in the team.
Sourav Ganguly, who turned 49 on Thursday, was talking to reporters on the occasion of his birthday, when asked about the controversial matter, he said,
“It is the decision of the selectors.” Let us inform that Prithvi Shaw and Padikkal are currently in Sri Lanka for the limited overs series, where the Indian team will play three ODIs and as many T20 matches under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan.
Let us tell you, apart from Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul went with the Indian team for the five-match T20 series on the tour of England. Since Shubman Gill is now out of the team, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul remain as substitutes in this situation, but KL Rahul has refused to open the innings. In such a situation, only one option is left with the Indian team in the form of Mayank Agarwal.