No post mortem for the drubbing in England, says N Srinivasan

BCCI president N Srinivasan (L) said India lost the series as the team did not have our best players from the beginning due to injuries AFP

Mumbai: Sep 19, 2011

New Cricket Board president N Srinivasan ruled out any post mortem of the Indian team’s dismal tour of England in which the side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni failed to win a single international match.

“The tour did not go as planned. We did not have our best team from the beginning. A lot of players were injured.

We have faith in the team. There is no reason why we can’t get back (no. 1 spot) there. We have not formed any committee (to do a post moretem),” said Srinivasan at the conclusion of the Board’s 82nd AGM.

The Indian squad was whitewashed 0-4 by England in the Test rubber and lost the ODI series 0-3, besides losing the lone T20 clash against the hosts.

The Chennai-based businessman reminded that the same team had climbed the pinnacle of ODI and Test cricket before the England tour by winning the World Cup in April and achieving the no. 1 Test rank that it kept for more than a year in its hold.

“Our cricketers have achieved whatever there was to achieve. Two months ago they were heroes having won the World Cup, they were the number one Test team,. They had one bad series. (Now) they need our support,” he said.

Srinivasan did not agree with the view that excess of cricket affected the team’s performance.

“BCCI does not support the view of too much cricket, because excepting a few not all play all the three formats and those who did were not the ones who were injured.

“We have taken stock of the cricket being played around the world and there is not much difference between other teams. Yes we did not do well but we have belief in the team, they will bounce back,” he declared.(PTI)