17 Feb 2023

Effect Of Sting Operation: Chetan Sharma Resigns As Chief Selector Of Team India

Mumbai: Chetan Sharma has resigned as the chief selector of the Indian men's cricket team following a sting operation by a news channel.

In this sting operation, Sharma made several claims like opposing Virat Kohli's captaincy and making players fit with injections.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sought an explanation from Sharma, however, instead of giving an explanation, he tendered his resignation to Board Secretary Jay Shah. 

According to sources, Shah has accepted Sharma's resignation.

On February 14, an Indian TV news channel released video footage of Sharma talking about various matters relating to the national team, including alleged issues between Virat Kohli and former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and Jasprit Bumrah's injury. It appears that Sharma did not know he was being filmed clandestinely at the time

"Yes, Chetan has tendered his resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah and his resignation has been accepted. His position had become untenable after the sting operation," a senior BCCI source said. "He resigned voluntarily and wasn't asked to resign."

Shiv Sundar Das ahead in race

BCCI can make official confirmation in this matter today. There is no word yet on Sharma's replacement, though East Zone selector Shiv Sundar Das is being tipped to be the chief selector. Further details are awaited.

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