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BCCI’s Chief Selector Chetan Sharma Resigned After Sting Operation

BCCI’s Chief selector Chetan Sharma has resigned from his post following a sting operation conducted by a TV news channel, where he shared internal information about the team and selection process. Chetan Sharma sent his resignation to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah who accepted it.

Earlier, in a sting operation, the 57-year-old was heard saying that Indian players have their own doctors outside of cricket, who are always available for them.

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BCCI’s Chief Selector Chetan Sharma Resigned After Sting Operation- Key Points

  • The chief selector revealed that there was a huge clash of ego between former Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, which eventually led to the right-hander batter’s ouster as the captain.
  • Chetan Sharma’s second stint as chairman of the national selection committee has ended in around 40 days.
  • The former India player was forced to resign three days after a TV sting showed him talking about India team players and selection issues that have raked up a controversy.
  • Sharma was only reappointed chief selector on January 7 after BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had scrutinized 600 applications before selecting the five national selectors.
  • His panel would have picked the squad for the ODI World Cup at home in October-November and helped India end a 10-year wait-to-end wait for an ICC trophy.

Who is Chetan Sharma?

Chetan Sharma is a retired Indian cricketer and former chief national selector in BCCI who played Tests and ODIs as a fast bowler for the Indian cricket team. After retirement, he appeared as a cricket pundit on multiple Indian tv news networks. On 24 December 2020, he was selected as Chairman of the selection committee of the Indian cricket team. In November 2022, he was sacked from the position of BCCI national chief selector after team India’s exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup.

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