New Delhi: Team India players have come under the firing line after losing the fourth Test in Southampton that resulted in a series defeat.
While fingers have also been pointed out at the coaching methods, Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji has said she will review the performances of the team management during the time of evaluation.
“We have consciously avoided getting involved in on-field activities and strongly feel that the team management and selectors are there to look into the performance of the players. But yes, we will definitely review the performance of the coaching staff when it comes up for a review. As you are aware, they are all on a one-year contract,” she was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
It is the duty of the team manager to submit a report after every tour and accordingly, the board looks into it and talks about the areas that can be improved. However, in the current scenario, there are still doubts over the future of manager Sunil Subramaniam, whose contract expired during the ongoing tour.
But a call on his contract will be taken by head coach Ravi Shastri who was put in charge till the 2019 World Cup.
Replying if it would depend on the tour report submitted by the manager, Edulji said, “I do get what you are trying to ask, but then, that is where the manager has to be honest to his role. The manager must file an honest report of whatever happened during the England tour. If you see black and then you decide to call it white, that doesn’t become white. I am sure he will be fair in his assessment.”...