MCA to take action on cricketers Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube after the duo missed the Ranji Trophy match without informing the officials properly, and Mumbai was handed a 10-wicket loss by Railways.
“It’s an unfortunate episode for Mumbai cricket. They told us they had been ‘advised rest’ by the BCCI. However, when we checked with the selectors, we were told that there was no such instruction sent out from the selectors, at least. So who asked them to rest? The physio of the Indian team or the trainer? Or they did choose to rest themselves and fired from the Board’s shoulders? This is something, that no one in the MCA, including the selectors, has appreciated. This issue will surely be discussed in the next Apex Council meeting of the association. We may take some sort of action soon,” a top MCA official was quoted as saying in the report.
Iyer and Dube was a part of the Indian squad that defeated West Indies recently.