The Indian team’s chief selector, Chetan Sharma, has retired. The choice was made in response to a television channel’s undercover investigation in which he was caught saying some stunning things, including something that had never been said before: Indian athletes can improve their fitness by getting injections.
The troubled chairman submitted his resignation to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which was accepted, according to sources within the BCCI. Although a formal announcement is anticipated, it is currently unknown who will fill the role. The East Zone selector, Shiv Sundar Das, is most likely to be successful.
Cricbuzz is aware that the BCCI’s mandarins initially believed that the chairman was the target of an unethical sting operation, but as time went on, Chetan’s continued employment became untenable.
Later, it was believed that the top selector’s remarks had damaged the faith of the Indian players, particularly the two current captains, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. Moreover, Chetan was overheard making remarks regarding Sourav Ganguly and former BCCI president Virat Kohli.
Observes the first day of the Ranji final in Kolkata…
Chetan is thought to have submitted his resignation from Kolkata, where he had travelled to see the Bengal vs. Saurashtra Ranji Cup final. On Thursday, Day One of the Ranji final, he was sat beside all four of his teammates, Salil Ankola, Subroto Banerjee, and S Sharath in addition to Das, and was mostly shielded from any media members present at the venue. But he was not to be found at the Eden on Friday.