Seniors should inform BCCI about retirement: Shah

Updated: 28 September 2008 09:31 IST

Niranjan Shah put the onus on the seniors to inform the board or the selection committee about their future retirement plans.

Mumbai:

BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah on Wednesday put the onus on the senior cricketers to inform the board or the selection committee about their future retirement plans to enable a smooth transition in the Indian team.

"The senior players, who can be phased out in two or three years, should make their own (retirement) plans and inform the BCCI or selection committee. Like Rahul (Dravid) had done when quitting India captaincy. Like Anil (Kumble) did when retiring from ODIs," Shah said.

There's been a big debate among cricket fans about the future of the fab-four batsmen (Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and V V S Laxman) as well as Test captain Anil Kumble following the poor display by them in the last Test series in Sri Lanka, which India lost to the hosts.

Explaining further, the BCCI official who is to step down from his post at the two-day AGM this weekend, said it was not practical in India for the selectors to ask a player about his retirement plans.

"It's not possible in India for the selectors to ask players about their retirement plans which may lead to arguments," he said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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