A former Indian cricketer points out an interesting development says, "Team Announcements at Night, Selectors Not Interacting With Press"

The BCCI recently announced India's men's and women's cricket squads for the Asian Games in China. While the women’s team is at full strength, a second-string men’s team was picked up for the quadrennial event since the first-choice stars will be busy preparing for the 2023 ODI World Cup during that time.
Former opener Aakash Chopra praised the selection panel for keeping faith in Rahul Tripathi, who had an ordinary IPL 2023 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chopra said on his YouTube channel, "Rahul Tripathi isn’t part of the West Indies tour. Despite an ordinary IPL 2023, it’s right to continue investing in him because he has played for India before. You cannot forget him after just one ordinary show. The right thing has been done."
He also questioned why the trend of announcing the teams late in the night has started. The squads for the Asian Games were announced late into Friday night.
As Chopra said, "This is quite interesting, and I don’t know the answer to why it happens. Why is the team announced at 11 p.m.? Selectors can meet in the morning; it can be done by the evening."
Further, Chopra wondered why the selectors have stopped interacting with the press, which was a regular practise while team announcements were made.


Jul 17, 2023 9:36 AM