Historian Ramachandra Guha, who had resigned from his position as one of the four members of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), has chastised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its ‘cavalier’ treatment of Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan.
The two former Indian cricketers were named as assistant coaches (Dravid, as overseas batting coach) as the BCCI and its Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) consisting Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman announced India’s head coach in Ravi Shastri last week.
BCCI’s surprise call was met with some criticism, as there were no applications invited for the positions for which Dravid and Zaheer were picked.
Staggeringly, the BCCI followed the announcement with a declaration that Dravid and Zaheer have not yet been confirmed for the roles mentioned earlier, and they were yet to be provided with the contracts.
BCCI’s handling of the matter has been heavily criticised, and now, Guha, who quit after being left frustrated with the board’s methods and CoA’s failure to address important issues, has joined the many voices against the Indian board.