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CoA plans WC review meet, has queries for Kohli, Shastri, selection panel chief

CoA plans WC review meet, has queries for Kohli, Shastri, selection panel chief

London: The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India's World Cup performance once skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri return to the country and the focus is likely to be on selections made for the big event.

The CoA members led by chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge will also have discussions with the chairman of selectors MSK Prasad on a roadmap for India for next year's T20 World Cup in Australia.

"We will certainly have a review once the coach and the captain are back from their breaks. I will not put a date and time but we will speak to them. Also, we will speak to selection committee head on road ahead," Rai said.

Virat Kohli and his men will be boarding the flight to Mumbai on Sunday.

"India's campaign has just ended. How, when and where are not the questions that I will be able to tell you now," Rai said.

However, it is learnt that there will be few questions asked of Shastri, Kohli and the selection committee chief.

It is expected that Ambati Rayudu's handling is likely to come up during the review.

The team management might be asked as to why he was persisted till the final series, at home against Australia, before the World Cup if the selectors were not convinced about him being a certainty for the number four slot. Rayudu was named a reserve in the World Cup-bound team but wasn't called even after injury setbacks, something that prompted him to retire from all cricket.

The second issue on the table is likely to be the presence of three wicketkeepers in the side, especially Dinesh Karthik, who has not performed in ODI cricket for a long time and had a wretched IPL.

Karthik, veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the fast-rising Rishabh Pant were all part of the playing XIs in various matches during the World Cup.

The third point of contention could be Dhoni's batting position in the semifinal loss in Manchester.

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