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BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma resigns amid sting operation controversy




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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief selector Chetan Sharma has resigned amid a controversy over his alleged remarks in a sting operation. It is being told that BCCI Secretary Jai Shah has accepted his resignation. In the sting operation, Sharma allegedly made some derogatory comments about Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and several other players in the team. The BCCI did not issue any official statement on the matter and now it seems Sharma has been relieved of his duties.

In the sting operation, Sharma allegedly revealed his internal discussions with head coach Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli during a sting conducted by Zee News.

Sharma alleged that many players take injections to return to competitive cricket despite being 80 to 85 per cent fit. The former India pacer also alleged that there were differences between him and the team management over Bumrah’s return from a stress fracture for the T20I series against Australia in September.

Bumrah is still out of action, and will likely miss the entire four-Test Border-Gavaskar series and the subsequent three-match ODI series.

Sharma also alleged that there was an ego battle between former captain Kohli and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

Virat had decided to step down as India’s T20I captain after the T20 World Cup 2021. Following this, he was dropped as India’s ODI captain and shortly after, he himself decided to give up the Test captaincy. Currently, Rohit Sharma is the designated captain of India in all the three formats of the game.

with PTI inputs

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