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Chetan Sharma steps down as India chief selector after explosive sting operation

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Indian chief selector Chetan Sharma has tendered his resignation to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) general secretary Jay Shah following a sting operation in which Sharma divulged multiple controversial remarks on the national team setup.

The BCCI has accepted his relinquishment of the post and it is likely that East Zone selector Shiv Sundar Das will replace Sharma, Cricbuzz reports.

Sharma claimed that Indian players take injections that escape the scrutiny of the anti-doping tests to boost their fitness prior to games. He also revealed that skippers like Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya visit him in house frequently.

The former Indian pacer delved into the suspected rift between ex-skipper Virat Kohli and ex-BCCI President Sourav Ganguly by saying that Kohli defamed Ganguly as he felt that the latter was responsible for him losing his ODI captaincy.

Players and certain members of the team management had lost their trust in Sharma as certain cricketers were reluctant of speaking to him now given that he has let out their private discussions in the media, Indian Express reports.

“It was just a matter of time. Once the players lost the trust, it was always going to be difficult for Sharma to continue,” a source in the know of developments was quoted in a report by the aforementioned newspaper.

 “Chetan spoke a bit too much. None of the top India players talk to him. Have you seen him speak to Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma publicly in any training session. He would stand in one corner during T20 World Cup in Australia and no one bothered to speak to him,” a BCCI source told PTI.

Sharma was sacked as the chief selector following India’s semi-final exit in the T20 World Cup last year. However, he was reappointed to the post in January 2023 reportedly as not many fresh names came up in the new process.

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