Don’t worry about WC, every series is like WC: Srikkanth

Updated: Aug 29, 2010, 21:13 PM IST

Nagpur: BCCI selection committee chairman K Srikkanth on Sunday said the preparations for the forthcoming World Cup were going smoothly and no one should worry about it.

“The players are doing well, selectors and the BCCI are also doing their best,” he said.

“Every series is like a world cup for us, You (media) are talking about future we are talking about the present,” Shrikant told reporters on the sidelines of annual awards function of Sports Journalists Association of Nagpur here on Sunday.

“We are sporting talent and you don’t know who will emerge from behind to make a mark in the world cup,” he said.

Citing examples of previous cup, Shrikant said Mohinder Amaranath, Kirti Azad and Madanlal were no where in the picture but emerged from behind the scene and did their best.

Selectors are keeping an eye on all important Cricket matches be it under 19, Ranji and Irani trophy matches to pick up the right talent for our future cricket.

Talking about injuries hit Indian team, Shrikant said injuries are part of the game and sometime it is difficult for right replacement at the eleventh hour.

About yesterday’s match against Sri Lanka where India lost, Shrikant said,”we lost wickets at crucial time.”

He however complimented youngsters for doing well.