For some time, the selectors announce the team at night only. Apart from this, there is no press conference either. In such a situation, the question is being raised whether the selectors do this to escape from the questions of the media.
For the Asian Games 2023, on 14 July 2023 (Friday), both the women’s and men’s Indian cricket team was announced by the selectors. The team was announced at 11 pm. Former opener Akash Chopra has raised questions regarding this. For some time, the selectors announce the team at night only. Apart from this, there is no press conference either. In such a situation, the question is being raised whether the selectors do this to escape from the questions of the media. Akash Chopra has asked some important questions regarding this in his video.
Giving his opinion on the team selected for the Asian Games on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said, “Let us discuss the team that the selectors have made today. First of all, I find one thing very interesting and I do not have the answer as to why it happens. Friend, why do you announce the team at 11 pm? You can also have selectors’ meeting in the morning. You can end the evening. You are announcing at 11 o’clock a little bit… “
Selectors don’t face the press
Aakash Chopra further said, “The second thing is that another new formula has started that the selectors who remain do not face the press. You announced the team. No one asks you the question why brother is not its name? Why is it named so? What are you thinking? What are you not thinking? This thing remains in the mind.
Asian Games to be held from 23rd September to 8th October
The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou city of China from 23 September to 8 October. The cricket will be played in T20 format at Pingfeng Cricket Field of Zhejiang University of Technology. The youth men’s team will be led by Rituraj Gaikwad. And the command of the women’s team will be in the hands of Harmanpreet Kaur.
Indian men’s team for Asian Games 2023
Rituraj Gaikwad (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shimav Mavi, Shivam Dubey, Prabhsimran Singh (wicket keeper).
Standby players- Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarshan
Indian women’s team for Asian Games
Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (wk), Shafali Verma, Jemima Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarwani, Titas Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chhetri (wicket-keeper), Anusha Baredy
standby player – Harleen Deol, Kashvi Gautam, Sneh Rana, Sayka Ishaq, Pooja Vastrakar.