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BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma resigns amid sting controversy

Chetan Sharma. File | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar BCCI’s chairman of selection committee Chetan Sharma resigned from his post early on February 17, 2023. He sent his resignation to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah who has reportedly accepted it. The resignation comes amid a controversial sting operation conducted by Zee News which showed Mr. Sharma revealing classified selection matters.“Yes, Chetan has tendered his resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah and his resignation has been accepted. His position had become untenable after the sting operation. He resigned voluntarily and wasn’t asked to resign,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity on Friday.Chetan Sharma was in Kolkata along with other selection committee members for the Ranji Trophy final between Bengal and ...

BCCI selector Chetan Sharma reveals ‘ego clash’ between Kohli, Ganguly in TV sting

File picture of Chetan Sharma BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma was caught in a controversy on Tuesday after he allegedly revealed classified selection matters during a sting operation conducted by a TV channel.Sharma, who was recently reinstated by the BCCI after being removed following India's showing in the T20 World Cup in Australia, was seen during the sting operation casting aspersions on players like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. Sharma also allegedly revealed his internal discussions with head coach Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli during the sting conducted by Zee News. Sharma alleged that there was an ego tussle between former captain Kohli and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.The chief selector claimed that Kohli had started considering himself "bigger than the Board" and...

Sourav Ganguly had told Virat Kohli to ‘think about it once’ before quitting T20 captaincy: Chief selector Chetan Sharma in sting video

Chairman of the senior selection committee of men’s cricket Chetan Sharma was the subject of a sting operation during which he said that former India captain Virat Kohli tried to defame the then BCCI president Sourav Ganguly because he felt the latter was responsible for him losing his ODI captaincy. In September 2021, Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down as T20 captain after the T20 World Cup in Dubai following which the BCCI stripped him of ODI captaincy in December. The BCCI named Rohit Sharma as the white-ball captain. Ganguly said that he had asked Kohli not to step down as T20 captain because two-white ball leaders were not ideal. However, Kohli contradicted Ganguly and said that his decision to give up T20 captaincy was termed as ‘progressive’ by the BCCI when he had i...