BCCI seeks accountability for World Cup final debacle; Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma blame...

Reports claimed that Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma also joined the meeting with BCCI officials via video call.

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After a painful and heartbreaking loss against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials instructed head coach Rahul Dravid to review the team's performance in the tournament.

BCCI's scrutiny meet

Reports claimed that Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma also joined the meeting with BCCI officials via video call. Rohit joined the meeting from London as he is on holiday. India looked flawless throughout the tournament with 10 wins in a row but 'Men in Blue' flattered when it needed the most and lost by five wickets to Australia in the final.

The reports also claimed that the meeting was held to discuss the agenda to select the Indian ODI, T20I, and Test squads for the upcoming South Africa tour. 

According to Dainik Jagran, BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah, vice president, Rajeev Shukla, and Treasurer, Ashish Shelar attended the meeting. 

The BCCI board officials asked for clarifications from coach Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma about the reasons behind India's disappointing performance in the final clash on November 19. Notably, Rahul Dravid has been given an extension till T20 World Cup 2024 after his contract terminated on November 19.

Whom did Rahul Dravid blame?

However, Rahul Dravid reportedly blamed the pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. While Rohit said the pitch did not turn as much as the team management expected which proved to be one of the major reasons behind India's struggle against Australia in the chase.

Where are the regular team members and support staff?
Meanwhile, most of the squad members from the World Cup and the entire support staff were given a break from the bilateral series against Australia. The regular members will return in the South Africa tour where India will play three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Tests as part of the World Test Championship.