Ramchandra Guha, the former member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators [COA], has leveled serious allegations against the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Back in 2017, Ramchandra Guha was one of the four members of the COA, who was appointed by the Supreme Court to ensure transparency in the administration of the BCCI. However, just six months later, he proceeded to resign from the committee citing personal reasons.
In the latest turn of events, Ramchandra Guha alleged that Union Home Minister Amit Shah and former BCCI President N Srinivasan are effectively running Indian cricket besides adding that nepotism is rampant in the apex cricketing body in the country.
Guha also alleged that Ranji cricketers do not get their dues on time and the BCCI is yet to implement the reforms that were ‘hoped’
“N Srinivasan and Amit Shah are effectively running Indian cricket today. The state associations are run by somebody’s daughter, somebody’s son. The Board is steeped in intrigue and nepotism and there are great delays in paying Ranji Trophy players their dues. The reforms that were hoped for have not happened,” Ramachandra Guha told Mid-Day.
‘Why should Ganguly be doing all these things for a little extra money?’- Ramchandra Guha
Ramchandra Guha did not stop here. He went on to take potshots at the former Indian captain and the current BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly. Guha was critical of Ganguly endorsing a fantasy application despite being the boss of the cricketing body. He said that when a board president acts like this, the sanctity of the organization takes a huge hit.
“Not the biggest bane; it is a bane. Look at Ganguly today—head of the Board and representing some cricket fantasy game. This kind of greed for money among Indian cricketers is shocking,” Ramchandra Guha said.
“The most telling story in my book is about Bishan Singh Bedi saying that he is happy to go to Kabul [to coach Afghan cricketers]—anywhere for cricket and not anywhere for money. Why should Ganguly be doing all these things for a little extra money? Ethical standards go down if the president of the Board behaves like this,” he added.