Manoj Tiwary the Bengal cricketer said that the BCCI should telecast national team selection live. According to him, it can help assess the whole procedure whether it is fair or not.
In an Instagram chat with ABP, Manoj Tiwary said, “Team selections should be aired live, so that everyone can see which selector is taking which player’s name on which grounds. It will help us assess if the selection is fair or not.” The 34-year-old often shares his thoughts on the selection process and believes he is not fairly treated for the same. Tiwary who has last featured for India in an ODI against Zimbabwe in July 2015 further opined, “Normally, what happens is that when we players ask the selectors about why we were ignored, they tend to blame each other for it. So, to make things clear, it’s necessary that the selection meeting is telecast live.”
Bengal cricket team’s one of the mainstays further criticized the selectors’ role of choosing number 4 batter during India’ 2019 World Cup campaign. He explained that the selectors had enough time of about four years to secure the slot but nothing was done. “They had four years to find a good No 4, still they couldn’t. Somewhere, we suffered due to this blunder in the World Cup semis. When they had so much time to finalise a man for the slot, this confusion shouldn’t have happened. It shows that the selection lacked consistency.”
Tiwary always wanted to ask former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni the reason behind his removal from the national squad back in 2015 but could never do as explained in an earlier interaction. “I never got the opportunity, or you say courage, at that point of time to go and ask Mahi [Dhoni], our captain during that time, because we respect our seniors so much that we tend to hold ourselves back on questioning a few things. So, I haven’t questioned him yet,” Tiwary told FanCode.