Indian cricket is in danger, Ganguly slams BCCI
Sourav Ganguly, former Indian skipper on Tuesday said that Indian cricket is in dangerExpressing a deep sense of fear keeping in view the present...
New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly, former Indian skipper on Tuesday said that "Indian cricket is in danger.”Expressing a "deep sense of fear" keeping in view the present condition of the Indian cricket administration. He also expressed his dissatisfaction about the selection process to choose the Indian cricket team coach.
In a letter addressed to BCCI acting President CK Khanna, Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and Treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary, Ganguly conveyed his concern regarding various cricket-associated developments, including recent harassment reports against BCCI official Rahul Johri and reported partition among the members of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA)
Referring to the increasing "disrespect" towards the verdict made by the committees; he said that he himself has observed, during the process of coach selection, how "appalling" it is.
Ganguly was a part of the advisory committee that recommended Anil Kumble, who had to step aside after a bitter dispute with Captain Virat Kohli within one year. Kumble was replaced by Ravi Shastri, according to Kohli’s preference.
"Cricketing rules are changed in the middle of a season, which has never been heard of..decisions made in committees are turned around with complete disrespect. My experience in the matter of coach selection was appalling (the less said the better)," Ganguly wrote.
"I don't know how far it's true, but the recent reports of harassment has really made the BCCI look very poorly....more so the way it has been handled. The committee of CoA from four has come down to two and now the two seems to be divided," he added.
The former skipper concluded the letter with a "danger" warning hoping that somebody is listening to him. "Indian cricket with its massive following has been built over the years of hard work from superb administrators and greatest of cricketers who have managed to bring thousands of fans to the ground...I at the present moment think it's in danger...Hope people are listening," he said.