'With deep sense of worry, (I used the word worry), I beg to state that the way things have gone in the last couple of years, the authority of Indian cricket to the world and the love and belief of millions of fans is on the way down,' Sourav Ganguly wrote to BCCI
Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is upset with the way things are going on in the Board of Control for India (BCCI) and he has shot off a letter to board's president, secretary and treasurer.
In his letter, which was leaked to the media, Ganguly expresses his concern over the functioning of BCCI and feels Indian cricket is in "danger".
Also, he said the sexual harassment allegations case against CEO Rahul Johri has been handled "poorly".
Among other issues, 46-year-old Ganguly, who is Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president, said it was "appalling experience" to select India coach Ravi Shastri, replacing Anil Kumble.
Ganguly was part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) along with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, and selected Shastri after Kumble stepped down from the coach's position last year following differences with captain Virat Kohli.
"I don't know how far it's true (the allegations against Johri), but the recent reports of harassment has really made the BCCI look very poorly (sic)... More so the way it has been handled," Ganguly wrote in his letter to BCCI president Khanna, secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry.
"I write this mail to you all with the deep sense of fear as to where Indian cricket administration is going," he added.
Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, said he is worried with the way CoA was changing rules.
"With deep sense of worry, (I used the word worry), I beg to state that the way things have gone in the last couple of years, the authority of Indian cricket to the world and the love and belief of millions of fans is on the way down," Ganguly wrote.
"The committee of COA from four, has come down to two, and now the two seem to be divided... Cricketing rules are changed in the middle of a season, which has never been heard of," the "Prince of Kolkata" said.
On coach selection, he said, "Decisions made in committees are turned around with complete disrespect... My experience in the matter of coach selection was appalling (the less said the better)."
He further stated, "One of my friends who is involved in matters relating to functioning of Board asked me who should they go to. I had no answer. I had to ask who should I invite for an international game from a particular association as I did not know what was going on."
"I, at the present moment, think it's in danger. Hope people are listening," he said.
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Last Updated 31, Oct 2018, 9:49 PM