COA to have a review meeting with Skipper, Virat Kohli & Coach, Ravi Shastri post World Cup 2019 loss in semis

Virat Kohli led Men in Blue ended their World Cup 2019 campaign with a defeat against the Black Caps by 18 runs in semi-finals at Manchester.
COA to have a review meeting with Skipper, Virat Kohli & Coach, Ravi Shastri post World Cup 2019 loss in semisCOA to have a review meeting with Skipper, Virat Kohli & Coach, Ravi Shastri post World Cup 2019 loss in semis
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The Committee of Administrators (COA) will conduct a meeting with the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri to review the team’s performance in the tournament. A major discussion of the meeting will also be regarding the World T20 that is to be held next year.

CoA members led by chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge will also have discussions with chairman of selectors MSK Prasad to discuss next year’s T20 World Cup.

CoA chief, Vinod Rai told PTI that they will certainly have a review meeting once the coach and the captain are back from their respective breaks. He said that he will not put out a date and time but will speak to them. He further added that they will speak to the selection committee head on the road again. However, he also added that as India’s campaign has just ended; how, when and where are not the questions he will be able to tell now.

India’s loss in the semi-finals raised a number of questions for the Men in Blue. Mahendra Singh Dhoni who should have batted up the order in a high pressure game against the Kiwis was called at number seven. There have also been questions raised on the lack of tangible inputs from the selectors, Sarandeep Singh and Devang Gandhi.

"Agreed that none of them have stature of Dilip Vengsarkar but together they can still hold their ground on cricketing logic. Neither Sarandeep nor Devang has any tangible inputs. MSK got some respite once Jatin Paranjpe and Gagan Khoda re-joined," a senior BCCI source said.

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