IPL 2022: “Go and count some cash, let cricket people make the cricket decisions”

English pundit Michael Vaughan has chastised Kolkata Knight Riders Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Venky Mysore for his alleged meddling in the case playing XI selections. Vaughan advised the businessman to ‘go and count some cash’ and ‘let the cricket people make the cricket decisions’.

Knight Riders’ captain Shreyas Iyer stirred the hornet’s nest by recently saying that apart from head coach Brendon McCullum, Mysore is’ obviously involved in team selections’. Although such involvement is not a new issue in the IPL – it was a rare instance when a captain himself revealed this to the public.

Speaking to Cricbuzz ahead of the fate match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the first since the statement, Vaughan said:

“My belief in sport is that the CEO is there to count the coffers. Once that management structure is put in place with the coach and the captain, a CEO should be nowhere near the actual selection side of the operation. He’s done his role, go and count some cash, whatever the cash is coming in that’s his job. Let the cricket people make the cricket decisions. “

Mysore held Knight Riders’ placard in the 2022 auction and is often seen with the team, giving motivational speeches and offering awards. However, in a season where the team has spent more time in the bottom half than the top, questions relating to authority can not be invalid.

“If they do not do well enough, well, you sack them” – Michael Vaughan to Venky Mysore


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