Chetan Sharma resigns as India’s chief cricket selector
Chetan Sharma is reported to have resigned as India’s chief cricket selector.
The development comes days after the explosive Chetan Sharma Sting Operation which has blown away the entire Indian cricketing fraternity.
“He has given his resignation and it has been accepted,” a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The Press Trust of India quoted an unnamed BCCI official who said Sharma’s position had “become untenable” after the sting.
“He resigned voluntarily and wasn’t asked to resign,” PTI reported the official as saying.
An Indian TV network sting caught the former Indian cricketer gossiping about players and claiming the widespread use of unsanctioned injections to pass fitness tests.
Chetan Sharma, 57, accused ex-captain Virat Kohli and former cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly of an ego clash in a candid conversation recorded on a hidden camera and aired by Zee News.
Kohli felt he was “bigger than the board” but felt slighted after concluding that Ganguly had forced him out of the white-ball captaincy, Sharma said.
Sharma also claimed that doctors operating outside of the cricket board’s oversight regularly gave Indian international players injections to help them pass fitness tests for selection, without giving further details.
He was appointed as chief selector in late 2020 and was reappointed in January after the BCCI sacked the entire selection panel following India’s dismal performance in World Cup last year.