This former India opener can become BCCI’s interim chief selector after Chetan Sharma’s resignation
Former India opener Shiv Sundar Das may be appointed as the interim chairman of the selection panel.© Instagram
Former India opener Shiv Sundar Das may be appointed the interim chairman of the national selection committee after Chetan Sharma resigned from the post following a sting operation by a news channel where he allegedly disclosed confidential information. did. Das played 23 Tests, the most among the current lot in the selection panel. Chetan and the entire selection committee were earlier sacked following India’s semi-final exit from the T20 World Cup in Australia. He reapplied for the position and was reappointed as the Speaker.
Chetan, a handy fast bowler who played when Kapil Dev was at the helm of Indian cricket, is the country’s first hat-trick player in ODI World Cups. But Chetan is best remembered for his last ball six off Pakistan’s Javed Miandad during the 1986 Asia Cup final in Sharjah.
The sting operation dealt a major blow to the relationship between the players and the media. BCCI may ban players and officials from talking to the media in future.
A senior BCCI source said, “Chetan has submitted his resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah and his resignation has been accepted. His condition had become unstable after the sting operation. He had resigned voluntarily and was not asked to resign. Oblivion on Friday.
Chetan was in Kolkata along with other members of the selection committee for the Ranji Trophy final between Bengal and Saurashtra. He was there to select the Irani Cup team.
But once his resignation was accepted, Chetan left for Delhi and escaped the waiting media at the airport here.
During a sting operation conducted by Zee News, Chetan had alleged that many players had taken injections to accelerate their return to competitive cricket despite being only 80-85 per cent fit.
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