Lack Of Communication Controversy Was A Breach Of Players’ Central Contract
By CricShots - Oct 8, 2018 2:25 pm
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to haul up discarded Karun Nair and Murali Vijay and seek an explanation from them about their comments on the “communication policy” of the Indian selection committee led by MSK Prasad. It has been learned that both Vijay and Nair have “breached the clause” for the centrally contracted cricketers and it has neither gone down well with the national selectors nor the BCCI brass.

Karun Nair

As per the reports of PTI, a senior BCCI official said, “Vijay and Karun didn’t exactly do the right thing by speaking on selection policy. That is a breach of central contract. As per the central contract, no player can speak about a just-concluded tour for 30 days. There is a CoA meeting in Hyderabad on October 11 and this issue will be raised there.”

Recently, both Nair and Vijay shared that to the media that they are having some communication issues with the selection committee, a charge emphatically denied by chairman Prasad himself.

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Talking about the same to the reporters, CoA chief Vinod Rai said, “This is all rubbish. There has been no case of lack of communication from the selection committee. Our selection committee works independently. As far as players’ (Vijay and Karun) statements are concerned, we have left it on selectors to decide about them.”

Murali Vijay after scoring century for Essex

While Karun was dropped for the two Tests against the West Indies after warming the bench in the entire five-match series in England, while Vijay was dropped after the first three Test matches against England and then he went on to play three games for Essex. It has been learned that more than Nair, who is a youngster, Vijay’s comments have “hurt” the selection committee more.

Describing the same, another official added, “If Vijay wouldn’t have been kept in the loop then he wouldn’t have played county cricket for Essex. He is not speaking the truth.”

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Meanwhile, it is learned that CoA will take another 10 days to prepare their Status Report based on the compliance certificates filed by state units conforming to the new constitution.