N Srinivasan and Amit Shah are effectively running Indian cricket; the board is steeped in nepotism: Ramachandra Guha

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He was essential of Ganguly endorsing a fantasy sport regardless of being the board’s president.

Ramachandra Guha
Ramachandra Guha. (Photograph Supply: Getty Pictures)

Former member of Committee of Directors (C0A) Ramachandra Guha has levelled some severe allegations towards the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI). His new e-book ‘The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Delicate and Refined Recreation Recognized to Humankind’ provides an perception on his stint in Indian cricket administration and he not too long ago opened up on the identical in an interview.

Guha was one of many 4 members of the CoA appointed by the Supreme Court docket to run the BCCI in January 2017. The apex court docket had appointed the committee to make sure transparency within the administration of the BCCI. However in June, Guha had resigned from the committee, citing private causes. Later, he had written a letter to former CoA chairman Vinod Rai and had identified the problems within the board.

Within the newest flip of occasions, he has alleged that Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and former BCCI president N Srinivasan are operating ‘Indian cricket’. Criticizing the cricket administration within the nation, Guha claimed that nepotism is rampant in Indian cricket. He went so far as saying that the Ranji Trophy gamers don’t get their dues on time. Guha additional rued that the BCCI is but to undertake the reforms ‘that had been hoped’

“N Srinivasan and Amit Shah are successfully operating Indian cricket at present. The state associations are run by anyone’s daughter, anyone’s son. The Board is steeped in intrigue and nepotism and there are nice delays in paying Ranji Trophy gamers their dues. The reforms that had been hoped for haven’t occurred,” Ramachandra Guha instructed mid-day.

This sort of greed for cash amongst Indian cricketers is stunning: Ramachandra Guha on Sourav Ganguly

Talking additional, Ramachandra Guha took a shot at former India skipper and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. The historian was essential of Ganguly endorsing a fantasy sport regardless of being the board’s president. He acknowledged that when a board president behaves in that method, the ‘moral requirements go down’

“Not the largest bane; it’s a bane. Have a look at Ganguly at present—head of the Board and representing some cricket fantasy sport. This sort of greed for cash amongst Indian cricketers is stunning,” he stated when requested whether or not the battle of curiosity is the largest bane of Indian cricket.

“Probably the most telling story in my e-book is about Bishan Singh Bedi saying that he’s completely happy to go to Kabul [to coach Afghan cricketers]—wherever for cricket and never wherever for cash. Why ought to Ganguly be doing all these items for somewhat extra cash? Moral requirements go down if the president of the Board behaves like this,” he added.

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