News from MS Dhoni: CAC to possible national selectors: What will be your call on Dhoni’s future? The | Cricket News
Five candidates: Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Venkatesh Prasad, Rajesh Chauhan, Sunil Joshi and Harvinder Singh were asked a common question about Dhoni, who has not played since the World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand in July.
However, the former captain will lead Chennai Super Kings in the IPL starting March 29.
“Yes, the CAC had a common question and it was about his call regarding Mahendra Singh Dhoni and if he will be selected for the T20 World Cup,” said a senior BCCI official.
Finally, Joshi and Harvinder were named the two new selectors in the five-member panel.
It is understood that the new BCCI regime wants the selection committee to have a clear position on the international future of Dhoni.
“Dhoni is a delicate and delicate issue, and that is why it is necessary to ask the question,” the source added.
Some of the candidates were also asked if “they are only looking at the president’s position” or if they would be happy to become a simple selector.
While Sivaramakrishnan was a strong candidate, it is known that CAC was not sure if he had been ready to serve only as a selector under the president.
As Lal himself pointed out, Joshi had no trouble working with anyone else at the helm. A deck is expected on the selection panel in September, when the term of Jatin Paranjpe, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh ends.
“We liked his direct attitude,” Lal said after the interviews in Mumbai.
Lal was also asked if Virat Kohli was considered a strong captain when choosing the panel and said that both Joshi and Harvinder had the “best answers” on this particular issue.
“We have this factor in our mind. Our captain is a high performance player. We have taken into account that we find someone who can communicate with him, because in the end it is the captain, who has to lead the team.” .
“The captain is very important to the team, so it is important how you communicate with him. What happened was in the past, the two selectors we chose had the best answers on this topic.”