Experts slam Ganguly's omission

Updated: 25 January 2008 13:19 IST

NDTV's cricket experts Navjot Singh Sidhu and Ajay Jadeja have launched a scathing attack on the cricket selectors for dropping Sourav Ganguly.

New Delhi:

NDTV's cricket experts Navjot Singh Sidhu and Ajay Jadeja have launched a scathing attack on the cricket selectors for dropping Sourav Ganguly from the one-day team.

Sidhu, in fact has challenged chairman of selectors Dileep Vengsarkar to an open public debate on Ganguly's omission.

"I challenge Mr Vengsarkar to an open debate. If he can convince me on why he dropped Ganguly then I will leave NDTV for a lifetime, otherwise he has to quit. You can't drop because you don't like somebody's face. Otherwise bring in Hema Malini," said Sidhu.

"There is no way that Ganguly can be left out at this stage, given the way he has performed," felt Jadeja.

Earlier, the selectors sprang a huge surprise by dropping Ganguly despite a fairly successful year after he made a comeback to the team.

There is still no place for Rahul Dravid, who has now missed three one-day series in a row. Suresh Raina makes a comeback after almost a year. The UP batsman made 85 in a losing cause for his team in the Ranji trophy on Saturday.

BCCI has announced the 16 members for the Twenty20 match and for the triangular ODI series starting from February 1 to March 7, 2008.

Topics : Cricket Sourav Ganguly
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