Saurashtra cricketer Sheldon Jackson questioned the national selectors over the selection policy. he urges the national selectors to be transparent over selecting players to India-A. the Saurashtra wicket-keeper, indicted the selectors for showing the bias against the cricketers coming from ‘small states’. The attacking keeper-batsman, who has represented for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, questioned the selectors with a list of tweets hoping for more transparency in the selection process.
Sheldon Jackson averages 49.63 in first-class cricket with 14 hundreds, 17 fifty-plus scores in 55 games. “Saurashtra has played the Ranji Trophy final this year, and surprisingly still no player, even after performing at all platforms, get picked for the A-series. then what is the importance of playing Ranji trophy final?” Sheldon questioned. this was his first tweet of three.
“Or is that small state sides aren’t taken seriously coz in the last 5 years @saucricket has played 3 finals under the coach, (we have some very good performers since recent years with the bat and ball) but did not get the deserved credit “he tweeted the second of his three tweets.
“I am told not to question, but I strongly believe that we represent this beautiful association and we as players surely deserve to know why, and where we lack, or else our careers are just going to end wondering why selectors should be transparent,” Sheldon ended by tweeting the third. Later Sheldon Jackson posted a picture that shows the runs scored by himself and his teammates.
Jackson was concerned over the selection for India-A despite his team went on to represent in finals of the Ranji trophy. Not even a single player from Saurashtra has been selected to the India-A side.