BCCI not in hurry to discuss India's abysmal performance Down Under

BCCI spokesman Rajeev Shukla said retirement is a decision to be taken by players the Board doesn’t tell them to retire AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: Jan 29, 2012

The Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in no hurry to discuss the team’s humiliating loss or take any knee-jerk decisions following the 0-4 whitewash in the Test series Down Under.

The Board, which budgeted a surplus of Rs 42.79 crore from the forgettable tour of Australia, will also not tell senior players to retire, BCCI spokesman Rajeev Shukla said on Saturday.

He said an immediate post-mortem was out of question as the team now heads into the three- nation One-Day International series against Australia and Sri Lanka.

“There would, of course, be some discussion on the team’s performance when the BCCI office-bearers meet in Bangalore for the IPL auction,” Shukla, also chairman of the IPL governing council, told Mail Today.

“Retirement is a decision to be taken by players. They decide when to retire; the Board doesn’t tell them to retire,” he said.

Some of the senior- most players, particularly VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, were abysmally out of form. While Laxman managed just 155 in four Tests, Dravid was only a shade better with 194. Only one player, Virat Kohli, managed to touch the 300-run mark.