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Friday, December 16, 2005

Pawar on Parliament

The BCCI chief weighs in on Parliament's decision to debate the Sourav issue:
"There is no point discussing the selection process on a public platform," Pawar said adding "it is my clear stand that politicians should stay away from the selection process". "Normally, one does not disturb a winning team. But the selectors may have had their own strategy" (in leaving out Sourav Ganguly)," he said.
"I have instructed the chairman of the selection committee (Kiran More) to tell me during the Ahmedabad Test on what basis they had selected the team", the BCCI chief added...
In an apparent reference to protests in Kolkata against Ganguly's sacking from the Indian team, Pawar said "if people from state to state start telling who should be in the team, it would cause irreparable damage to the game".

Elsewhere, the board chief says he has no intention of interfering with the selectors' decisions.
In an interview to Aaj Tak's 'Seedhi Baat', the newly elected Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief said, ''I never question the role of the selection committee. I will never interfere in their decision. I may ask them about their logic in doing so but I don't want to challenge the bona fides of the committee.'' Though he was firm that he won't ask the selectors to review their decision to axe Ganguly, Mr Pawar said if he ever found something fishy with the committee's function, he would convene meeting of the Working Committee.

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