Melbourne: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell reckons that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should order a major review of its structure following the national team’s 4-0 Test whitewash by England.
Chappell, however, doubts that the BCCI will follow Cricket Australia (CA)’s ‘Argus Review’ example.
“Following a comprehensive defeat by England, Cricket Australia ordered a major review of its structure. England then crushed India, so does that mean their cricket system is also headed for a major overhaul?” Chappell wrote in an article for a cricket website.
“The group who should most favour such a move is India’s selection panel. They should hope a review sees them lose their jobs, and with it the daunting task of picking from the rubble a competitive side to tour Australia. The Indian selectors have backed themselves into an alley so blind a maze expert would have trouble negotiating a way out,” he added.
He further highlighted that any review of a cricket administration needs to most importantly make sure that there’s a system in place producing skilful, competitive young cricketers, and a constant supply of proficient leaders.
“Then it only requires an efficient selection panel with the nous to choose the right combination. With those pieces of the puzzle in place the national team will win regularly, and the rest pretty much takes care of itself,” Chappell wrote.