Shekhar Gupta and Rajdeep Sardesai back Ramachandra Guha, question BCCI’s CoA
While the BCCI hasn't yet made any comments regarding Guha's letter social media has been very active of late regarding Guha's move to step down.
Updated - Jun 2, 2017 8:25 pm
Ramachandra Guha might have stepped down from his position of responsibility in the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). However, following his strongly worded resignation letter handed to chairman of the CoA Vinod Rai, all hell has broken loose.
Guha lashed out at the BCCI for having improperly dealt with head coach Anil Kumble. In an effort to throw their weight around and put Kumble in his place, the Indian board also promptly invited applications for a new head coach. Kumble’s contract ends after India complete their Champions Trophy campaign.
In his resignation letter, Guha wrote, “The way in which the contract of Anil Kumble, the current head coach of the senior team, has been handled. The Indian team’s record this past season has been excellent; and even if the players garner the bulk of the credit, surely the head coach and his support staff also get some. In a system based on justice and merit, the head coach’s term would have been extended. Instead, Kumble was left hanging, and then told the post would be re-advertised afresh.”
Journalists tweet in favour of Ramachandra Guha
Meanwhile, leading Indian journalists have come in support of the cricket historian who stepped down from the CoA. Shekhar Gupta, founder of the news media startup ‘ThePrint’, tweeted saying, “Team’s anger with Kumble rooted in a Bangalore cabal, run by a local lawyer, “running” CoA/BCCI. Dumped poor Kohli in his brain-fade fight.”
Team's anger with Kumble rooted in a Bangalore cabal, run by a local lawyer, "running" CoA/BCCI. Dumped poor Kohli in his brain-fade fight
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) June 2, 2017
On the other hand, consulting editor at TV Today Rajdeep Sardesai also extended his support for Guha with a tweet that read, “Entirely agree with @Ram_Guha that @anilkumble1074 issue badly mishandled. My choice to replace Guha on committee would be Kumble!!”
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 2, 2017
While the BCCI hasn’t yet made any comments regarding Guha’s letter social media has been very active of late regarding Guha’s move to step down.
Read his explosive resignation letter here.