The Cricket Board said it is awaiting a report from the team management on India’s debacle in the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies before taking “corrective measures“.
BCCI spokesman Rajiv Shukla said Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men, who could not make the semifinals following their defeat to Sri Lanka, put up a below-par show in the Caribbean resulting in their ouster from the tournament.
“The team did not perform as per the Board’s expectation. The overall performance was not that impressive,” Shukla said.
“Once we receive the team management’s report corrective measures will be taken to ensure that something like this does not happen in the future,” Shukla said.
India looked jaded in the tournament and Dhoni said IPL post-match parties did take a toll on the players’ body.
Shukla, however, dismissed the suggestion that IPL fatigue led to the team’s flop show there.
“The international calendar is always very hectic. There are back-to-back matches, back-to-back tournaments. Now also two-three tournaments are lined-up. So we really cannot say that (fatigue is the main reason),” Shukla told Times Now.
“Apart from that we have enlarged our players’ bank. So when any player feels fatigue, BCCI has already told them to take leave and take the selectors into confidence. Then there will be the replacements. I don’t think that’s a vital reason,” he added.
“I am not aware of what Dhoni has said, have not seen his statement as yet. So I cannot comment on that,” Shukla said.
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