BCCI’s Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma has finally opened up on the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s captaincy issue. Contracting Kohli’s claim, Sharma asserted that everyone in the selection meeting had requested Kohli to continue as T20I captain after the announced that he wanted to quit. Kohli had alleged that nothing of that sort happened during an explosive press conference ahead of the South Africa tour.
Former India cricketer Madan Lal has urged Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly to respond to Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli’s comments over captaincy change and end the matter. According to Lal, India need to focus on the South Africa tour and not the needles controversies.
Indian cricket’s Test captain Virat Kohli, on Wednesday, held an explosive press conference in which he opened up on everything from his sacking as one-day captain to rumours of his rift with Rohit Sharma. Kohli made is clear that there was no prior intimation given to him about his removal as one-day captain. According to him, he was told one and a half hours before the team selection meeting for the Test squad for South Africa that he would no longer be captain in the one-day format. Kohli also dismissed suggestions that he was requested to stay on as T20 leader following his announcement. Here is a detailed account of statements and clarifications made by Kohli at the press conference.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has opened up on the decision to replace Virat Kohli as ODI captain and make Rohit Sharma the leader of the one-day outfit. Ganguly revealed that BCCI had requested Kohli not to step down as T20 captain. But, once he did, there was no point in having two separate captains for the two limited-overs formats
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal has clarified that the Board has not given any instructions to its players over the kind of food to consume. He said that they have no role in deciding the team’s menu and the players are free to choose what they want to eat.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hit out at former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs as well as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) controversy. While Gibbs claimed that he was being stopped by BCCI from playing in the tournament, PCB alleged that BCCI was interfering in the personal matter of Pakistan cricket. Reacting sharply, BCCI hit back and stated that the Indian board is well within its rights to take decisions with respect to “the cricketing ecosystem in the country.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has stated that is unaware as to how COVID-19 breached the IPL 2021 bio-bubble despite strict quarantine rules and SOPs in place. IPL 2021 had to be postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after a number of COVID-19 cases started emerging out of the bio-bubble. Ganguly, though, did admit that travel could have been one of the reasons
Former India medium pacer Chetan Sharma was on Thursday appointed as the chairman of the senior national selection panel by the BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Apart from Sharma, two more former India pace bowlers Abey Kuruvilla (Mumbai) and Debasis Mohanty (Odisha) made it to the five-member panel. Sunil Joshi (south zone), who was till recently the chairman of selectors and Harvinder Singh (central zone), complete the committee.