Chetan Sharma resigns as chief selector of Team India after sting operation
New Delhi : Chetan Sharma has resigned from his post of India's chief selector after he was caught in an undercover TV sting operation. His resignation has also been accepted by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, according to a media report.
On February 14th, a new channel aired video footage of Chetan Sharma talking about various irregularities in the selection of national team, including a rift between Virat Kohli and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. The video was shot as a part of sting operation and Chetan Sharma was not aware of being filmed in it.
It must be noted that Chetan Sharma was appointed as the chief selector for Team India in January. His appointment came after BCCI removed the entire selection panel in November following India's defeat in the semi-final game of 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.
So far, BCCI has not announced any new name who will be replacing Chetan Sharma as the chief selector. After his exit, India selection panel comprises of Salil Ankola, SS das, Subroto Banerjee and S Sharath.
Chetan Sharma Sting Operation
On Tuesday, Zee News broadcasted a sting operation in which Chetan Sharma was seen revealing the irregularities, which included selection issue, Sourav Ganguly vs Virat Kohli ego fight and players taking injection for achieving health targets.
During the sting operation, Chetan Sharma revealed that there was an ego fight between former captain Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli. He also claimed that several players take injections to achieve the health target and make a return in the competitive game, despite their health being 80 to 85% fit.
He also mentioned that there was a difference in opinion between him and the team management over the selection of Jasprit Bumrah and the T20 Series against Australia.