The new Indian cricket board (BCCI) president N. Srinivasan on Monday ruled out any formal inquiry into the team’s abysmal performance on their tour of England.
India arrived in England as the number one test team in the world but meekly surrendered their top ranking after a 4-0 whitewash.
The 50-overs world champions did no better in the shorter versions and failed to win a single international match during the tour.
The board and the national selectors were heavily criticized by pundits and fans for the performance of the team but Srinivasan ruled out any review on the lines of what Australia did after their 3-1 Ashes loss to England in the beginning of the year.
“I don’t like to lose,” Srinivasan told reporters after the board’s annual general meeting at its headquarters in Mumbai. “And the BCCI can’t wait to get back to the top spot. But we have not formed any committee to look into it.
While the BCCI president blamed injuries as one of the main reasons for the debacle, he refused to accept that the Indian team was playing too much cricket. “We did not have our best team together from the beginning,” he said. “We have taken stock of the number of days of cricket played by the other countries.