Srikkanth offered resignation after Test debacle

Srikkanth was more keen on his television contracts Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Manchester: Sep 1, 2011

The chairman of the selection committee Krishnamachari Srikkanth had offered his resignation taking the moral responsibility of the humiliating 4-0 defeat against England in the Test series.

The sources in the Indian team management informed that Srikkanth was not interested to extend his tenure as India s chief selector, as he was more keen on his lucrative television contracts, The Times of India reported.

However, the sources added that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rejected his resignation on grounds of his successful run as the chief selector, and the most important achievement was of selecting a squad that went on to win the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Also, the BCCI has endorsed the selection committee’s policy of developing young talent and improving the team s bench-strength.

It was also reported that if Srikkanth decides to continue, the remaining selectors Raja Venkat (east), Narender Hirwani (central) and Surinder Bhave (west) would also remain in their posts.