The previous India captain and coach just isn’t a part of the seven specialists shortlisted by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the six-game collection that begins in Ahmedabad on February 6.
Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan, Harsha Bhogle, Murali Kartik, Deep Dasgupta and Ajit Agarkar are the six Indians within the checklist for the three ODIs with Ian Bishop, the West Indian, becoming a member of them within the Ahmedabad video games. The checklist will likely be one much less (Sivaramakrishnan) for the three Twenty20 Internationals in Kolkata.
Shastri, at present in Oman because the commissioner of Legends Cricket League in Muscat, couldn’t be contacted for a remark however sources near him have revealed that he might have taken a break. He can even not do the commentary for the following residence collection, towards Sri Lanka in February-March.
“He has taken a acutely aware choice to not take up commentary instantly, at the very least until the IPL. He has lots on the desk and for 2 extra months he’ll stay busy. He’ll assume over it after that,” stated a supply near him. Shastri, who coached India for seven years in two stints, is among the largest names with regards to commentary. He was anticipated to take up the tv mic instantly after he ended the India stint after the Twenty20 World Cup in 2021 November.
The commentary assignments have at all times been controversial with the BCCI officers utilizing private discretions in making the postings. The distinguished on this case is Sanjay Manjrekar who has been persistently unnoticed of the BCCI panel of world feed commentators allegedly as a result of board president Sourav Ganguly has a previous historical past with him.