BCCI flies in face of facts, says Team India selectors 'independent'
Amarnath had created a flutter by openly admitting that "certain internal reason" stopped the selection committee from replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Indian captain after eight successive Test defeats in England and Australia.
But BCCI vice-President and Indian Premier League Chairman Rajeev Shukla rebutted the allegations.
"I will not go into what he has said. I don't think this has ever happened. I don't think it is appropriate to give statements like this," Shukla told reporters here.
"Whatever one has to say, one can say while participating in the (selection) meeting. Making comments about it, I think it is not appropriate as it creates some kind of perception in the minds of players and fans," he said.
"Selectors are independent. They are not under any pressure," he asserted.
Mohinder Amarnath, while making the allegation, did not divulge the exact reasons for not sacking Dhoni despite India's Test humiliation which has continued at home as well in the ongoing series against England, but subsequently a report in The Indian Express clarified matters.
As it transpired, three of Indiaís national selectors had lost faith in Dhoniís ability to lead the Test team and had insisted on him being sacked during a meeting in Chennai in January when India was 0-3 down during the Test series in Australia.
However, BCCI president N Srinivasan nipped the move in the bud.