Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks ‘which LAW says players over 30 can’t be picked?’

Sheldon Jackson slams BCCI: Saurashtra and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper batsman Sheldon Jackson, who is a prolific run-scorer in the domestic…

Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks 'which LAW says players over 30 can't be picked?'
Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks 'which LAW says players over 30 can't be picked?'

Sheldon Jackson slams BCCI: Saurashtra and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper batsman Sheldon Jackson, who is a prolific run-scorer in the domestic circuit for many years now has slammed the BCCI selection committee for not considering players above the age of 30 for the national team. The 35-year-old wicket-keeper is still awaiting his maiden call-up to the national side. Follow more Indian cricket updates on InsideSport.IN 

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Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks ‘which LAW says players over 30 can’t be picked?’

Jackson, who recently played for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022, has racked up 5947 runs in 79 first-class matches at an impressive average of 50.39. He also has 19 centuries to his name. Despite his good numbers, he has not earned a single call-up to the Indian Test side so far.

Speaking about it to SportsKeeda, he said, “To be honest, this has not happened just this year, it has been happening since the beginning. The amount of runs and the rate at which I got them, I don’t think many in the country have. If you see 75 matches and around 6000 runs, that shows what I have achieved through my hard work.”

Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks 'which LAW says players over 30 can't be picked?'
Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks ‘which LAW says players over 30 can’t be picked?’

Jackson featured for KKR in IPL 2022 and earned praise for his wicketkeeping skills. The domestic cricket veteran, has never been called up to the Indian set up and added that he received no communication on why he was not picked. Jackson however mentioned that he was deemed ‘old’ by someone just because he was over the age of 30.

The KKR star added, “There has been no communication (on why I was not picked) but once I asked someone what more I need to do, I was told I am old. They told me that above 30, we are not picking anyone. But ultimately, after a year, they picked someone who was around 32-33. I was very vocal that is there any law that once you’re above 30, 35 or even 40 you cannot get picked? Then why don’t you come out with a law itself?

Apart from a good first-class record, Jackson also has piled up 2346 runs in List-A cricket at an average of 37.23 and 1534 runs in 70 T20 matches at 27.39. He is close to getting 10,000 runs across formats.

Despite having still not earned the reward for his performances, Jackson still says that he has got the hunger and is ready to grind in and put in the effort to finally realise his dream of representing the country. “The more I don’t get picked, the more I get determined to do it again. Not to prove people, but to prove it to myself that I still have the hunger in me.”

Sheldon Jackson BLASTS OUT at BCCI for not selecting him for India, asks ‘which LAW says players over 30 can’t be picked?’

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