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Srikkanth should have gone: Kapil Dev and Madan Lal

Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 0:00 [IST]
 
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Srikkanth should have gone: Kapil Dev

New Delhi, Sep 20: The legendary Kapil Dev on Monday gave a thumbs down to BCCI's decision to extend the term of chief selector K Srikkanth and favoured a bigger role for recently retired Anil Kumble in the affairs of the Board.

BCCI, under new President N Srinivasan, decided to extend Srikkanth's term by one more year as per provisions in its rules.

"Even though he is a dear friend, I believe that rules should not have been changed to retain him. We should neither give credit for this year's World Cup win to the selectors nor hold them responsible for the humiliation in England recently," Kapil said.

"I believe that change is good and now that he (Srikkanth) has performed his duties, he should have moved on to other things in life," Kapil said.

Another former cricketer Madan Lal was in favour of having a new man in the job.

"New chief selector would have brought in a new vision and new ideas which is what we need right now to take Indian cricket forward," Lal said.

Former captain Sourav Ganguly, who was offered by the BCCI to head its technical commitee in place of Sunil Gavaskar, said Kumble, a legendary leg-spinner, should have been given more role.

"He heads the Karnataka State Cricket Association and has had a great record as a cricketer. Board should involve him more while making cricketing decisions," Ganguly said while participating in a show in ''Aaj Tak''. 

PTI

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