“Jay Shah, Roger Binny, Selector Need To talk Ishan Kishan”: Sourav Ganguly

Written by Sumit Seth

The dropping of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan by the BCCI from its central contract is being seen as the national governing body sending out a clear message on the importance of domestic cricket. Both the cricketers for various reasons missed their respective state’s Ranji Trophy matches and later found themselves out of the contract list. Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly, who was also a former BCCI president, had a message for current secretary Jay Shah and president Roger Binny on the subject.

Sourav Ganguly was asked by Times of India, “Do you think the younger crop of players needed to be guided better?”

“For someone like Ishan Kishan, BCCI secretary Jay Shah, president Roger Binny and the selectors need to speak to him. All this while he has played Ranji and then played white-ball cricket. Has it made him a poorer player? It hasn’t,” Ganguly replied.

“All the players picked in Delhi Capitals have played Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Ranji Trophy. Even Ishant Sharma has played Ranji. Khaleel Ahmed has played the full season after a long time. We worked with him in the off season and got him fit to play Ranji. There are only one or two exceptions who need to be spoken to.”

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