By CricketCountry Staff
Mumbai: Oct 7, 2011
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan on Friday said that he "would like to see India back as the number one team as soon as possible".
Srinivasan, who recently took charge of the BCCI, revealed the cricketing body is internally looking into India’s debacle in England.
"I have ruled out an inquiry into the performance, but that does not mean we are not dealing with the issues internally.
"I hate losing, so I was disappointed with India's performance in England. But one bad series doesn't mean we have a bad team.
"There were lot of factors for the debacle in England. We never had full strength team. And also the other team played very well.
"Most of the injuries in England happened while playing on the field. How can you control that," the BCCI chief asked.
"We have to be ready for the transition but it has to come and we need to be ready for that. We have enough bench strength to overcome it," he added.
Srinivasan insisted that he has complete faith in the selectors.
"I have full faith in this selection committee and now Mohinder Amarnath has joined which lends more credibility," he said.
Asked about the excessive cricket that is leading to injuries to the cricketers, Srinivasan said: "We have got insurance done and if someone gets injured playing for India, he will be getting his IPL money.
"We have already looked into the lifestyle issues in the IPL, and all the late night parties have been abandoned. But cricketers are professionals and they know how to handle things," he said.
Srinivasan also insisted that they are not against any technology but it has to be foolproof.
The BCCI refrained from commenting on former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's allegations.
"I don't want to comment too much on Mr Modi. Lot of cases are pending against him, but yes he cut across the system... We have admitted our mistakes in front of standing committee of Parliament... I don't react to his Twitter attacks. I don't read them at all."