NATIONAL SELECTOR from South Zone, V.B. Chandrashekhar, told HT on Monday that the single biggest problem dogging the fortunes of Indian cricket was probably an inability to deal with “star value” – both by the selection committee and the players themselves.
“I think there is too much star value attached to selections and that creates problems,” Chandrashekhar said from Chennai, on the eve of choosing teams for India's premier domestic one-day event, the Challenger Trophy. He cited the problem with Irfan Pathan: “He has not been doing well for quite sometime.
He is undoubtedly a very good cricketer but an India cap has to be earned and cannot be taken for granted. Perhaps we should have given him a break and let him come back with a strong performance."