By N Jagannath Das | ENS - HYDERABAD
16th September 2012 12:46 PM
The decision of BCCI to terminate Deccan Chargers from IPL came as a rude shock to cricket fraternity. Most of the players, who are presently in the team, preferred to wait and watch rather than giving any comments on the development.
Former Test stumper Parthiv Patel, who moved over from Kochi Tuskers to Deccan Chargers last season, said he would not like to comment on the issue. The local Hyderabad cricketers, too, were tight-lipped.
However, Kanwaljit Singh, the assistant coach, said that they had never inkling about the termination or on the ongoing crisis. “It is an unfortunate development. It was a good platform for the Hyderabad cricketers to showcase their talent against the best sides. It benefited a lot of players,” he said.
Kanwaljit said the franchise always looked after the players very well. “I don’t think there was any complaint of any serious matter. There was always a cordial relation between the players and the management,” he said.
Former opener Vijay Mohan Raj, who was the manager of the franchise in the inaugural season, blamed the bad management for the present crisis. “It could have been handled in a better way. They were not properly equipped to handle situations of this magnitude. Nobody had any idea to run the show. It needed a more professional way to manage the franchise,” he said.
For former players like RA Swaroop, the change of guard could also be a blessing in disguise for the Hyderabad cricketers.
“To be honest, a few genuine cricketers were overlooked. I think in few cases there were never any proper selections. The franchise did not promote the local talent in a proper way.
In the last season for instance, Hyderabad players like DB Ravi Teja, Akshath Reddy or Ashish Reddy were never given a proper chance to perform. The selection was biased sometimes,” he said.
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