BCCI Chief Selector Chetan Sharma resigns after sting controversy

Chetan Sharma

The Chief selector for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Chetan Sharma, resigned amid a controversy over his purported comments in a sting operation. According to reports, BCCI secretary Jay Shah has accepted his resignation. Sharma apparently made some odd remarks regarding Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, and a number of other squad members during the sting operation.

Sharma appears to have been stripped of his duties at the moment, despite the BCCI failing to issue an official statement regarding the situation. Sharma allegedly exposed his private conversations with head coach Rahul Dravid and cricketer Virat Kohli in the Zee News sting operation.

Previously, after the sting, reportedly it was said that BCCI will take action on this.


Sharma claimed that despite being 80 to 85 percent fit, several players use injections to hasten their return to professional cricket. The former India pace bowler also claimed that he and the team management disagreed on whether Bumrah should play in the T20I series against Australia in September after recovering from a stress fracture.

Bumrah is still sidelined and is expected to miss the following three-match ODI series as well as the full four-match Border-Gavaskar series.

Additionally, Sharma claimed that former captain Kohli and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly got into an argument over egos.