22 November 2020 17:49:30
Ramachandra Guha, the renowned historian and former member of the Board of Trustees (COA), recently claimed that nepotism is ingrained in the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI).
The 62-year-old was named as one of four COA members by the Supreme Court to lead BCCI in January 2017. But six months later he resigned from the committee tasked with ensuring transparency in the administration of the BCCI.
In his new book, “The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind,” Guha provided his insight into his time in the country’s cricket administration.
Guha, in an interview with Midday, criticized the board and said that the BCCI has not yet adopted the “hoped-for” reforms.
“N Srinivasan and Amit Shah effectively lead Indian cricket today. State associations are run by someone’s daughter, someone’s son, ”Guha said. Midday.
“The board is steeped in intrigue and nepotism and there are big delays in paying their dues to Ranji Trophy players. The hoped-for reforms did not materialize. “
Guha also shot the former Indian captain Sourav ganguly for his role in promoting a fantastic game despite being chairman of the board.
“Not the biggest scourge; it is a plague. Watch Ganguly today – head of the board and depicting a fantastic game of cricket. This kind of greed for money among Indian cricketers is shocking, ”he said.
“The most telling story in my book is that of Bishan Singh Bedi who says he is happy to go to Kabul [to coach Afghan cricketers] – anywhere for cricket and not anywhere for money. Why should Ganguly do all of these things for a little more money? Ethical standards are reduced if the chairman of the board behaves in this way, ”he added.
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