Jadeja pulls up selectors for dropping Dravid

Written by Corporate Bureau | Kolkata, Oct 30 | Updated: Oct 31 2007, 07:53am hrs
Former Indian skipper Ajay Jadeja on Tuesday criticised the BCCI selectors for dropping Rahul Dravid for the first two ODI games against Pakistan. Jadeja said he could not understand the policy by which the selectors were guided.

Almost a year back, selectors had declared Sourav Ganguly 'unfit', but now he is back in the team, said Jadeja. The same is happening with Dravid. He wondered how 'out-of-form' Sehwag could make the cut. " Jimmydada (Mohinder Amarnath) was 100% right in calling the selectors 'a bunch of jokers'", Jadeja added.

Jadeja was here to launch the Nick ChakDe Ninja, a promotional campaign for the fast-growing kids' channel, Nick. The promotion is based on Nick's basic premise that all kids are equal and therefore, all of them, who take part in the promotion, have an equal chance of making it to the Jadeja and Ninja Hattori's team.

All they have to do is to watch the Ninja Hattori episodes on Nick from 6:30 to 7:00 pm on weekdays and answer some basic questions asked during the programme. The show is influenced by the TV Asahi of Japan.

The four-week promotion will culminate with 10 lucky winners from across the country joining one of their favourite Nick toon-stars, Ninja Hattori, and Ajay Jadeja to cheer the Indian cricket team in Gwalior on November 15 as they take on Pakistan.

Maggi rice noodles mania is sponsoring Nick ChakDe Ninja and Alpenliebe lollipop is the co-sponsor. Associate sponsors include Polly Pocket, Hot Wheels and Rangeela.