England in India 2012-13 December 11, 2012

Former India selectors slam team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former India selectors, one of them a part of the selection committee as recently as the World Twenty20 in September this year, have called for drastic changes to the team they themselves built.

Kris Srikkanth, the chairman of the previous committee that was reluctant to make changes, has come out all guns blazing. Two days after saying Dhoni has lost control over things and that he is confused, Srikkanth has written in a column that says the team needs to acknowledge its failures, which is exactly what the previous selection committee headed by him didn't do.

"Time has come for everyone to own up responsibility and stand up to be counted," Srikkanth wrote. "It is also time to stop blaming the conditions for every reversal. A good team must perform in all conditions and not lend too much thought on things they have no control over."

Dilip Vengsarkar, the chairman of selectors before the last committee took over, said there weren't many options available. "We are struggling with options at present," he said. "Some players are struggling with injuries. We do not have strong replacements for these players. The team members have to remove themselves from their comfort zone and perform well."

03.20GMT, December 12: This article has been updated.