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BCCI Cricket News February-March

India aiming for long-term prospects after World Cup ouster

Shaken by India's humiliating exit from the World Cup, the country's cricket governing body has convened a meeting to decide the future of action, an official said on Monday.
Niranjan Shah, the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the board would start working with the aim of winning the next World Cup. "Everyone is shocked and everyone is disappointed and the entire board is disappointed. But eventually, we have to take it as part of the game and in the game there is victory and loss. We have to run the game in the future. As Pawar Saheb (BCCI chief Sharad Pawar) said we have to look ahead and aim at 2011. We will bring new players forward." Shah said.
Shah added that the BCCI would try to groom new players by sending them abroad for match practice. "We wanted two teams. We always wanted 22-25 players so that they can be rotated, so there won't be pressure on some players only. And we will send the Team A to various foreign countries to play," he said.

BCCI meet on April 6

Following the disgusting performance by the Indian blues in the World Cup, the Indian Cricket Board officials, headed by president Sharad Pawar, will meet on April 6th to discuss about the furture of Indian cricket.
The board's office bearers will interact with former captains on April 6 to chalk out the future of the game in the country and on means to take it forward. after which the working committee would meet on April 7. The BCCI officials who will meet the former skippers include President Sharad Pawar, vice presidents, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer.

BCCI urges review after South Africa defeat

Indias cricket board said on Sunday national selectors should be prepared to get tough with struggling senior players in the wake of the Test series defeat in South Africa.
India took a 1-0 lead in the series but sub-par performances from experienced batsmen let South Africa rally to a five-wicket victory in the final Test in Cape Town on Saturday. The Proteas swept the preceding one-day series 4-0 by big margins, also taking advantage of Indias faltering batting, which failed to reach a tally of more than 200 runs once. "The board is definitely concerned by the performance, but it will not interfere," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah told Reuters. "It is up to the selection committee to review things. "(But) the selection committee should not go only by the history of some players," he added. "Consistent performance is important." Indian media and experts have rounded on batsman Virender Sehwag, who made just 89 runs from six Test innings. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman also failed in the one-dayers, raising the possibility of him being left out of the upcoming home one-day series against West Indies and Sri Lanka. Skipper Rahul Dravid also failed to get a fifty in the tests and, with Sachin Tendulkar, took the blame for the batting collapse on day four that led to the final Test defeat. Selectors meet on Friday to pick the 30 probables for the World Cup and the squad for the series with West Indies starting on Jan. 21. Indias poor one-day form has also raised concerns in the build-up to the World Cup, starting on March 13. Coach Greg Chappell criticised the batsmen on Saturday and hinted the performances would be put under the microscope. "Looking at the tour as a whole, there are more questions than answers," he said. "There will be a few guys under a bit of pressure, theres no doubt."

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Senior Office Bearers (2011-12)

N. Srinivasan President
Arun Jaitley Vice President - North
N Shivlal Yadav Vice President - South
Chitrak Mitra Vice President - East
Niranjan Shah Vice President - West
Sudhir Dabir Vice President - Central
Sanjay Jagdale Hon. Secretary
Anurag Thakur Hon. Joint Secretary
Ajay Shirke Hon. Treasurer

Board Affiliation

Formation date: 1928
Affiliation: International Cricket Council ICC
Affiliation: date 21 November 1927
Regional affiliation: Asian Cricket Council ACC
Affiliation date: 1995
Location: Mumbai
Coach: Duncan Fletcher

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