Rajiv Shukla (left) © IANS
Rajiv Shukla (left) said that the Indian team was selected with transparency © IANS

Fatehpur: Jan 10, 2015

BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said that selection of the Indian cricket team for the ICC World Cup 2015 is done with full transparency and added that only the deserving players get selected to represent the country at international level.

“Selection of Indian cricket team is done with full transparency. The selectors select only those players who can perform well at international level,” Shukla told reporters. “Performance at national level is also assessed,” he added. He said that there is no outside interference with the selectors. The team which has been selected [for the World Cup] is totally transparent,” he said. He said that with the objective of giving chance to promising players, a university has been set up so that they get enough opportunity.

In a reply to a question, the BCCI vice-president said that good players from Uttar Pradesh have been picked in the Indian squad. He assured that all necessary steps would be taken to improve cricket at international level.

The selectors recently received a bit of flak for their ICC World Cup 2015 by selecting Stuart Binny ahead of fan-favourite Yuvraj Singh. Karn Sharma, Suresh Raina, and Akshar Patel were selected for the recently-concluded Test series against Australia as well, which was another point of contention for some.