Indian Express – Written by
| Kolkata | Updated: October 31, 2018 7:11:21 Sourav Ganguly expressed his concerns over the ongoing situations in Indian cricket.
- (Source: File)Sourav Ganguly has expressed “deep sense of fear” over the present state of affairs in Indian cricket, administration-wise.
- In an email to BCCI office-bearers – acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry – the former India captain, who now helms the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), observed that reports of alleged sexual harassment involving chief executive Rahul Johri have hurt the board’s image.
- “I write this mail to you all with the deep sense of fear as to where Indian cricket administration is going… Having played the game for a long period of time, our lives were ruled by winning and losing, and the image of Indian cricket was of paramount importance to us.
- more so the way it has been handled… The committee of COA from four has come down to two and now the two seem to be divided,” he wrote in his email, adding: “… with deep sense of worry, I beg to state that the way things have gone in the last couple of years, the authority of Indian cricket in the world and the love and belief of millions of fans is on the way down…”The ex-skipper also took exception to the CoA’s decision to change the domicile rule mid-season to allow wards of government servants to play for their adopted states without adhering to the one-year clause.
- “Cricketing rules are changed in the middle of a season, which has never been heard of…”Ganguly headed the BCCI technical committee before the CoA registered the new constitution and dissolved all cricket board committees and sub-committees save the selection panel and the Cricket Advisory Committee.