New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Mohinder Amarnath's revelation that MS Dhoni's sacking was over-ruled by N Srinivasan, former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said on Wednesday that it is protocol for the final team chosen to be sent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
While Gavaskar conceded that unanimous decisions usually should be looked into, there are different layers and processes. "It's protocol actually. The protocol is that any team selected does go to the Board for approval, not just the captain but the 14 or 16 that is selected for a Test or an overseas tour. It's not just in India but I understand that's how it is even in Australia and England," he said.
Gavaskar was speaking on the accusation made by Amarnath that during his term as a selector, the entire committee had unanimously agreed that MS Dhoni should be sacked as skipper for the tour of Australia but that the decision was over-ruled. "Selectors should be given a free hand," Amarnath had said. (Read Amarnath's full interview to NDTV here)