Team India plays peek-a-boo with the media at World Cup
One of the most popular teams in the tournament, Team India, has yet again shown their reluctance to interact with the Media. Team India was last seen attending the mandatory post match press conference after the high voltage clash between India and Pakistan in Adelaide.
While the other teams have been holding regular interactions with the media, the Indian Cricket team seems to be following the orders of BCCI(Board of Control for Cricket in India) on speaking with the media only when mandatory. The team's media manager has never failed to notify that the team would not entertain any media activity while releasing the schedule of the team's training sessions to the media.
"I think it all boils down to the mistrust of the media," said Indian journalist R. Kaushik. "There has to be a reason for it, but I don't know what.”
"Maybe they feel players are misquoted for the sake of creating a controversy. But it is a challenge reporting on the Indian team," added the journalist.
"I don't think the BCCI cares about the media or understands their needs," said another Indian journalist Neeru Bhatia. "I find it easier when working with other teams.”
Kohli to face media before Proteas clash
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of the Indian side, had openly told the media that he interacts with the media only because his job mandates him to.
Team India will next attend the Pre match press conference on Saturday, in Melbourne, before their 2nd group stage encounter against the Proteas. A media release said Dhoni would miss the press conference and let the in form vice captain Virat Kohli face the media.
Team India leads the Pool B table in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.