Former Indian skipper and chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar came up with a serious allegation against BCCI President Sourav Ganguly of undermining the credentials of the various officials in the board. The statement comes from Vengsarkar after Ganguly has been declaring the developments related to Indian cricket for the Australia tour which is scheduled t follow after the IPL. In an interaction with Times of India, Vengsarkar spoke on the various issues he has against Ganguly who has he said has been calling all the shots.
Talking to TOI, Vengsarker blamed Ganguly of “undermining the credentials” and also of both the national selectors as well as the IPL chairman Brijesh Patel “by sticking his neck out” and speaking on their behalf.
“When the IPL dates and venues were being discussed and organized, he was speaking on behalf of the IPL chairman. Sadly, time and again he’s sticking his neck out on behalf of those who are capable of taking decisions and explaining them on their own. Is he undermining their credentials? Or does he feel he knows more than the others?” Vengsarkar said.
Dilip Vengsarkar Slams Sourav Ganguly
He also spoke about the comments Ganguly has been making on senior Indian batsman Rohit Sharma. He was injured in the ongoing IPL season. After the physios claimed him to be unfit, he made a return to his for his franchise. While Ganguly has confirmed that Rohit will be on the flight to Australia if he is fit, Vengsarkar questioned the board for dropping him.
“Rohit surprisingly sees himself being dropped from the Indian team for the tour because the BCCI physio has ruled him out due to hamstring injury. Now, the question is: How did the MI physio declare Rohit fit to play in the IPL? Why is there a discrepancy in the reports of two physios?” he added.
Vensarker concluded by saying that he expected a lot from Ganguly when he became the BCCI President but he has been disappointed so far.
“I always believed the game should be run by former cricketers and was expecting a lot from Ganguly. However, whatever I have seen so far is beginning to change my mind,” he added.
Sourav Ganguly became the BCCI President in October 2019 and looks set to complete his tenure.