AITA roped in Anand as the non-playing captain in place of S P Misra after top players revolted for better playing conditions and demanded a change in the support staff. “2014 will be different than this year as there were some problems.

I think next year would be smooth since the players have got what they wanted, it will be smooth sailing,” Amritraj told PTI from Los Angeles after being appointed India's non-playing captain.

“I am hoping I will be part of the selection process and my input makes a difference. We have to pick the best team. We have to pick the team on ranking as well.”