Indian board backs down on Rahul Dravid& Zaheer Khan appointments

     NEW DELHI: India´s cricket board on Saturday made a U-turn  on naming former paceman Zaheer Khan and batting nice  Rahul Dravid as consultants to the nationwide Take a look at crew.

The transfer got here solely 4 days after Khan and Dravid have been named within the crew to help new coach Ravi Shastri. Simply days earlier than India depart for a tour of Sri Lanka, it added to a way of chaos inside Indian cricket´s management.

Some reviews stated the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) had pressured the pair on Shastri and a Supreme Courtroom-appointed committee overseeing BCCI affairs stated the ruling physique had overstepped its powers.

The committee confirmed Shastri as head coach however stated the “appointments of different consultants shall be determined by the committee in session with the pinnacle coach.”

The BCCI has fashioned yet one more panel to resolve on the position of Zaheer and Dravid or every other assist employees that Shastri needs to make use of for abroad excursions.

The BCCI stated earlier it had picked the teaching employees till the 2019 World Cup, following suggestions made by former Take a look at stars Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman.

Nevertheless Indian media stated the court docket appointed committee felt the Take a look at greats had gone past their temporary in appointing Shastri´s assist employees.

Shastri took over following the dramatic exit of former Take a look at captain Anil Kumble following the breakdown of his relationship with present skipper Virat Kohli.

Once they introduced Dravid and Khan as batting and bowling consults, the BCCI stated in a press release: “We sincerely really feel that the brand new mixture will steward the crew to primary place within the World Cup.”

India´s Supreme Courtroom appointed a panel in January to run the affairs of the BCCI and ensure reforms ordered by the court docket are carried out.

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