September 15, 2012

Indian cricket

Srikkanth lacked vision

Abhishek Mukherjee

As Kris Srikkanth's tenure as the chairman of India's selection committee comes to an end, Sanjay Dixit, writing in DNA, analyses his performance. Judging him on a number of categories, he says Srikkanth's devil-may-care attitude might have been his hallmark as an opener, but the same approach didn't help him as a selector.

Cheeka will struggle to tell us if he even knows what a performance appraisal system means. This system, if at all it existed, must have existed in Srikkanth’s mind. He pretty much conducted the meetings of selection committee in the manner he batted in his prime — without a plan and without a care in the world. It helped, of course, that the BCCI system was favourable, or he would have been shown the exit door much earlier.


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