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Too Many Dot Balls

Gavaskar's long been a part of the Indian cricket establishment. Has it been worth it?
A Negative Influence On Indian Cricket?

Member, Coach Selection Committee

  • Encouraged players to vent grievances against coaches when on tour as a TV commentator
  • Was a constant critic of Greg Chappell after being party to his selection
  • Ensured Dav Whatmore would not even be a candidate, and suggested John Emburey�s name at the Bangalore meeting
Chairman, Technical Committee
  • Has spent little time and thought on improving quality of first-class cricket
  • Far removed from grassroots cricket in India
Chairman, National Cricket Academy
  • Had little time for it, didn't attend many sessions
  • NCA still nowhere near being a cricket finishing school
  • Eventually quit, citing media commitments
Batting consultant, Indian Team, 2004-05
  • Reportedly napped in the dressing room, against team norms
  • Wrote about how John Wright was abused months later instead of ticking off players and reporting them to the board

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