Resignation of Chetan Sharma The head of the senior selection committee submitted his resignation after the Board of Control for Cricket in India asked him to do so for violating his contract by disclosing team information, days after a sting operation brought Chetan Sharma to public attention. The BCCI has reportedly accepted Sharma’s resignation, which he reportedly submitted on Friday morning while he was in Kolkata for the Ranji Trophy final.
Sharma was heard in the sting operation video saying that Indian players take injections to stay in shape, which wasn’t at all controversial. Virat Kohli, a former captain of India, allegedly attempted to discredit Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president at the time, according to Sharma.
Sharma had already lost the confidence of the BCCI and the team’s management. Sharma had revealed only a small portion of the conversations to the media, raising questions about how players would be able to speak openly with him.
even a small portion of the team management believed Sharma had overstepped his bounds in their Wednesday communication with the BCCI. His position became untenable after that, especially after he accused some of the players of using injections to stay in shape. “It only took a short while. It was never going to be easy for Sharma to continue once the players lost their trust, according to a source in the know.
Sharma’s resignation has reduced the size of the selection panel to four members once more. All four of the current leaders—Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, S. Sharath, and SS. Das—took over in January. The BCCI made the decision to replace the entire selection committee and seek new applicants after the T20 World Cup ended. Since few people expressed interest in serving on the panel, the BCCI eventually returned to selecting Sharma as chairman.