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India vs England 2016: ODI team selection meeting delayed due to 'logistical issues'

New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the selection of India’s squad for upcoming ODI series against England was delayed due to ‘logistical issues’.

There was plenty of confusion regarding the meeting after the Supreme Court’s verdict recently, where as per the Lodha recommendations, senior selection committee was supposed to be a three-member team comprising Test players.

As of now only Prasad, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh — all former Test players — meet the eligibility criteria set by the Lodha panel. The other two selectors Gagan Khoda and Jatin Paranjpe have only played two and four ODIs respectively.

The BCCI spokesperson informed the mediapersons that only three selectors had reached for the meeting, which was scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm today.

The BCCI had announced the new panel in September, with its now sacked president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke defying the court’s diktat.

Against Eoin Morgan-led England, India will play three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, starting 15 January. Ahead of the series, England will play two warm up matches on January 10 and 12 respectively.

In the same meeting, the selectors will also pick the India A squad for two warm-up matches against England to be held at CCI, Mumbai.

Now that MS Dhoni has stepped down as the skipper of the limited-overs team, it will be for the first time that he will play under the leadership of Virat Kohli.

Source: Zee News