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Since 1st March, 1999
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BCCI unlikely to seek players’ views

Calcutta: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may just ask Greg Chappell to have a rethink on not wanting to seek an extension, but if the script unfolds the expected way, then there’s little chance of players having any say in his successor’s appointment.

Even if it wasn’t officially done, the BCCI did take the views of some seniors before Chappell got the coach’s job 23 months ago. It’s another matter that a few favoured somebody like Tom Moody.

“Right now, there are no such plans... Be it a committee or whatever, the BCCI alone will decide once it’s clear that we’re through with Chappell... We don’t have to be so democratic,” a well-placed source told The Telegraph.

It’s possible that this stand could change, but the current bottomline is that the BCCI isn’t too happy with the players.

But, then, the BCCI also realises they must not be pushed around. Certainly not at a time when Subhash Chandra has gone public with plans for an Indian Cricket League.

It’s a tricky time for Sharad Pawar and his men.

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