‘CEO involved in team selection’: KKR captain Shreyas’ remark raises questions

If a non-cricketing person wades into team selection, doesn't it undermine the captain and coach's authority?

Was it a Freudian slip? Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer’s comment at the post-match presentation,

after his team beat Mumbai Indians, was enough to raise eyebrows. “CEO is also involved in team selection,” Shreyas said.

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KKR beat a listless Mumbai Indians by 52 runs on Monday to keep their playoffs hopes alive marginally.

It was a win-or-bust game and the two-time IPL champions made five changes to their playing eleven. 

Change is the only constant for KKR in an underwhelming season so far and even after the win against MI, they are seventh in the table, 

with 10 points from 12 games. KKR have used five different opening combinations in 12 games, at the expense of stability.

When Pat Cummins was creating havoc with a triple strike, Ravi Shastri let rip. “Shukar hai Pat Cummins ko khilaya hai. 

Patha nahi kya kar raha tha bench garam kar ke. Australia captain hai, world class bowler hai aur bithaaya gaya usko! (Thankfully they have played Cummins. 

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‘CEO involved in team selection’: KKR captain Shreyas’ remark raises questions

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‘CEO involved in team selection’: KKR captain Shreyas’ remark raises questions