Srikkanth knows what Indian cricket needs

A new set of office-bearers and selectors have assumed office in the Board of Control for Cricket in India and I hope things change, and improve. This is a critical time for Indian cricket.

Under the stewardship of Sharad Pawar, the BCCI moved forward and took some momentous decisions. There was a touch of professionalism and there was a distinct shift towards being transparent in crucial fields. There were a few shortcomings but overall the game prospered.

For a long time, there has been talk of being consistent. As far as the players are concerned, the emphasis is always on consistency but then the same yardstick should apply to the office-bearers and to the policies that the administrators adopt.

Take the example of the selectors. When Kiran More's term ended, Sourav Ganguly was out. When Dilp Vengsarkar's term began, Ganguly was in. Just before Vengsarkar's term ended, Ganguly was again out. Is there a pattern that the selectors follow when it comes to making the final choice, especially when dealing with the seniors?

Now K Srikkanth has taken over the mantle from Vengsarkar. Having known Srikkanth from the time he played his first match, I can vouch for his honesty and desire to give his best. He is known to be transparent and that is what is needed in these times when Indian cricket is going through a transition period.

Srikkanth and his committee have the task to pick the team for the 2011 World Cup and I know he will bring the same approach to his selection as he did to his batting.

all courtesy: cricketnext