Indian team management goes under the scanner after India’s semi-final exit. According to reports, BCCI was unhappy with batting coach Sanjay Bangar because of the middle order failure. In the last two year, Middle order performance becomes a big issue for India. India have tried many players, but they have not a success. The coaching staff, including Ravi Shastri was given a 45-day extension after their contract ended with the World Cup.
A senior BCCI official told IANS,
“It was a constant struggle. While we are all supportive of the players and they had a good tournament with the exception of this bad day in office (in the semi-final against New Zealand), the support staff’s processes and decision-making will surely be scrutinised thoroughly prior to any decision being taken about their future,” as reported by Hindustan Times.
“Also, it was pretty ordinary stuff when you had Bangar stating to the Indian media contingent that every player was available for selection when Shankar was ruled out early next morning on account of an injury sustained earlier on tour,” he added, criticising Sanjay Bangar.
“Things have been somewhat disorganised when it comes to the assessment of performances of the support staff being made by people who were keen on having select individuals continue in their positions,” the BCCI official said.
“The present administration set up including the senior employees were all at sea with cricketing decisions and at the same time were ignoring the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) – comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman – completely and that’s a shame,” he added.
“Without taking names, it is well documented that a couple of current team members have spoken about how they approached some of the former India batsmen to help them erase flaws in their batting when they were having issues scoring runs,” the official said.