BCCI blocked Dhoni's removal as captain?

While Amarnath has refused to divulge more details, it is widely believed that the veteran of 69 Tests and 74 ODIs, who was in line to become the chairman of selectors, was removed by the BCCI as he had a fall-out on the Dhoni captaincy issue.

updated: December 12, 2012 15:55 IST
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When Mohinder Amarnath was made the national selector last year, eye-brows were raised. But as expected, Jimmy was sacked within the first year of his assignment.

Amarnath is known to be an outspoken man, be it his criticism of India's obsession with foreign coaches or selectors making weak decisions. He was never expected to toe BCCI's line, and yet the cricket board picked him for the prestigious job. (Read: Amarnath's comments on Dhoni's sacking pushes BCCI on backfoot)

Amarnath took a direct dig at the selectors and said they didn't have the galls to drop Dhoni. "They don't have the galls to drop Dhoni. I don't believe in home advantage. I think if you are good enough, you will play well. This Indian team is not good enough," he said.

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