BCCI Chief Selector’s Shocking Revelation
BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma has found himself embroiled in controversy after a sting operation revealed that many Indian cricketers take injections to pass fitness tests when they are only at 80% fitness. The revelation has sparked a debate about doping in Indian cricket and has put the BCCI under pressure to act against the practice.
In the sting operation, Sharma claimed that many players in Indian cricket have their own doctors who are always available to them. These doctors are believed to provide them with injections that help them pass the fitness test, even when they are not fully fit. Sharma added that the players take injections that won’t show up in anti-doping tests and that they have their own ways of avoiding detection.
Indian Players Accused of Taking Injections to Pass Fitness Tests
“If they are fit for only 85%… they tell us to let them play but medical science doesn’t clear them, this problem comes…the player wants to play, the player never refuses. But Like Bumrah, he was not even able to bow down then what will he do.. One or two such major injuries happen “Otherwise even at 80%, these people…they are such scoundrels, they will silently go to the corner and take an injection and say that they are fit,” Sharma told Zee News.
“Not a pain killer… They take injections and no one gets to know about it. The player will have to take a prescription for a pain killer…and he will get caught in anti-doping… they know directly which injection won’t come in anti-doping. They are big superstars. They will make one phone call. There are a thousand doctors, they will come at night and give them an injection,” he added.
Sharma also revealed that there was a clash of ego between former Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, which eventually led to Kohli’s ouster as the captain. Sharma said that Kohli’s ego had become too big, and he went after Ganguly publicly. He claimed that Kohli wanted to go after Ganguly and that the press conference ahead of the IND vs SA series, where Kohli revealed that he was told 1.30 hours before the declaration that he will be leaving the captaincy, was unnecessary.
The revelations have caused a stir in the Indian cricketing world, with many calling for action against those who indulge in the practice of taking injections to pass fitness tests. The BCCI, including board President Roger Binny and Secretary, Jay Shah, are said to be extremely unhappy and sad with the sting operation, and an official action against Sharma is believed to be writing on the walls.
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Sharma’s comments have raised questions about the integrity of Indian cricket and the measures in place to prevent doping. The BCCI has strict anti-doping policies in place, and players are required to undergo regular testing to ensure that they are not taking any banned substances.
The revelations come at a time when the BCCI is under pressure to reform and improve the state of cricket in India. The BCCI has been criticized in the past for being opaque and unaccountable, and many believe that the board needs to do more to ensure that the game is played fairly and transparently.
BCCI Considering Action Against Chetan Sharma.
The controversy has also raised questions about the role of the chief selector in Indian cricket. Sharma’s comments suggest that he may not have been doing enough to ensure that players are not indulging in the practice of taking injections to pass fitness tests. Some have called for the BCCI to review its selection policies and to ensure that selectors are held accountable for their actions.
Overall, the controversy surrounding Chetan Sharma’s revelations has exposed some of the deep-seated issues within Indian cricket. It has highlighted the need for greater transparency and accountability within the game and has raised questions about the role of the BCCI in shaping the future of Indian cricket. It remains to be seen what action the BCCI will take in response to the revelations, but it is clear that the issue is not going to go away anytime soon.