New Delhi: Choice controversies have plagued Delhi’s junior cricket system for years. It reared its head as soon as once more after a present India U-19 participant was excluded from the state U-19 group scheduled to play the Vinoo Mankad Trophy.The participant in query is a right-arm medium pacer Aayush Singh, who just lately was part of India ‘B’ U-19 group that took half in a Quadrangular sequence in Lucknow.
The match had two India U-19 groups – A and B together with junior groups from Nepal and Afghanistan.
In accordance BCCI’s GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim, the India U-19 ‘B’ group comprised gamers who’re at the moment aged between 16 and 17 and will likely be eligible for the 2020 ICC U-19 World Cup.
Nonetheless on Friday, when Delhi’s junior choice committee picked the squad for Vinoo Mankad Trophy ((Nationwide U-19 One-Day match), Aayush’s identify was not within the 15-member group led by Mayank Rawat.
Much more inexplicable was his omission from the 13 member standby listing – highest lately because it’s usually restricted to between 4 to 6 gamers.
When a supply near junior choice committee was contacted, he gave a weird rationalization: “Sure, the selectors haven’t picked Aayush as neither of the trio of Siddharth Verma, Mayank Tehlan and Chetan Sharma (not India worldwide) have seen this boy bowl. Sure, he has been part of the India B squad however Delhi selectors haven’t seen him.”
When additional probed how come this boy wasn’t even adequate to be within the stand-by listing, the official mentioned: “I believe he took six wickets in 4 matches for Delhi within the Nationwide U-16 (day matches). Now what did junior nationwide selectors noticed in him, solely they know.”
For the report, Aayush was picked within the India B (U-19) squad by choice committee comprising former India internationals Debasish Mohanty, Ashish Kapoor, Gyanendra Pandey together with home veterans Rakesh Parikh and Amit Sharma.
First Printed: September 22, 2018, 10:43 PM IST