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BCCI worships Kohli, scared to oppose him: Guha

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New Delhi : Ramchandra Guha, who resigned from the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (CoA) in June last year, has said that Virat Kohli’s influence on most matters concerning administration of the sport in the country has become overbearing.
Calling almost everyone “pygmies before Kohli” in a column for The Telegraph, Guha wrote, “The BCCI’s officials worshipped him (Kohli) even more than the Indian cabinet worships (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi. They deferred to him absolutely, even in matters that were not within the Indian captain’s ken.”
During his four-month tenure in the CoA, Guha saw “the reach and range of Kohli’s dominating self”.
The BCCI, said Guha, sought Kohli’s consent even for matters related to the Future Tours Programme and the National Cricket Academy.
Guha, a historian and a writer, attributed the above as one of the reasons for India’s moderate-to-no success out of the subcontinent.
“The BCCI men always used the captain’s first name in referring to him, perhaps to indicate intimacy; however, in concrete behavioural terms, the proximity was more akin to that between servant and master,” he wrote in the column.
“To the corruption and cronyism that has so long bedevilled Indian cricket has recently been added a third ailment: the superstar syndrome. Kohli is a great player, a great leader, but in the absence of institutional checks and balances, his team will never achieve the greatness both he and his fans desire.”
Guha added that the present CoA, which is headed by Vinod Rai and includes Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, is “intimidated” by Kohli’s growing stature.
He wrote that Rai had “surrendered his liberties and his independence when confronted by the force of Kohli’s personality” and added that selection of Ravi Shastri as coach after the Anil Kumble saga was because the entire CoA was “intimidated by the Indian captain into subordinating the institution to the individual”. That’s why Shastri, a man with “no coaching experience”, was selected over seasoned coaches like Tom Moody.
“The unwisdom of that decision was masked when India played at home, against weak opposition. But it can no longer be concealed,” he wrote.
Guha further added that the 2-0 scoreline in the ongoing Test series in South Africa was because the board and selectors were not “wiser or braver” when the proposal to cancel the practice match was forwarded by the team management.


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Rasikh Salam banned for two years for submitting faulty birth certificate

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Mumbai Indians and Jammu and Kashmir pacer Rasikh Salam has been handed a two-year ban by the BCCI after he was found to have submitted a faulty birth certificate to the board.

Subsequently, he has been removed from the under-19 squad that will travel to England to play in a tri-series and has been replaced by Prabhat Maurya.

Salam, a pacer from J&K, made news when he debuted for Mumbai Indians in this Indian Premier League. He was the third player from Jammu & Kashmir to get an IPL contract – after Parvez Rasool and Manzoor Dar – and only the second after Rasool to get into the playing XI. He hails from Ashmuji village in southern part of Kashmir, which is often said to be affected by curfew and power cuts. Mumbai Indians picked him for his base price of INR 20 lakh.

 

Earlier this week, IANS had reported that Salam could be in trouble for age fraud after the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education informed JKCA that the age Salam gave the board doesn’t match the records they posses.

JKCA and the BCCI soon got involved in the matter and a two year ban was deemed appropriate.

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Dhoni could be ‘exposed’ by Yuvraj’s dad after World Cup

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Mumbai: Father of recently retired former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, Yograj has struck again, and all the signs point toward former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

While the cricketer is busy preparing for India’s next clash against Pakistan on Sunday after rain played spoilsport on the much-hyped India-New Zealand clash, a recent video of Yograj has surfaced where he speaks about an ‘un-named’ player who is responsible for the ‘dirty politics’ in the Indian cricket team.

Yograj further goes on to state that this player is the reason that many players like Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, and his own son Yuvraj Singh were not included in the Indian team at crucial points in time.

 

While Yograj didn’t reveal much about the player he talks about, he did mention that he’d make the complete revelations after the currently ongoing 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Based on earlier allegations by Yograj, who was also a former pace bowler, towards then Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, It seems pretty evident that he is speaking of ‘Captain Cool’.

“I don’t want to take his name but he has been playing these dirty politics from the last 15 years. He has made lives difficult for Indian cricketers. I will make this revelation after the World Cup gets over. He will remember this for life that someone said something about him,” said Yograj.

“I don’t want to speak about him at this point in time because I don’t want the team to get affected during the World Cup,” he added.

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FIFA Rankings: India unmoved at 101

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London: The Indian national team remain unmoved in the June 2019 edition of the FIFA Rankings released.

Following India’s exit from the 2019 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Asian Cup, India have had a change in coach with Igor Stimac replacing Stephen Constantine.

Under Stimac, India recently participated in the King’s Cup 2019 in Thailand where a 3-1 defeat against Curacao (79) was backed by a 1-0 win over hosts Thailand (116) in the third-place play-off.

 

GFX India FIFA Rankings June 2019

The Blue Tigers are set to face Tajikistan (120), DPR Korea (122) and Syria (85) in the upcoming Intercontinental Cup 2019 next. India enter the tournament as defending champions.

Meanwhile, in the global standings, Belgium continue to lead at the top having bettered their advantage over second-placed France who also stay put in their position, the same as Brazil and England at third and fourth spots respectively.

2019 UEFA Nations League champions Portugal have displaced Croatia to stand fifth while Spain (7) has gained two places. Germany (11 – tied with Argentina), Italy and Netherlands (both at 14) have also moved two places up.

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