After resigning from the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, historian Ramachandra Guha, in a letter to chairman Vinod Rai, dated June 2, 2017, has listed the reasons for his decision. Guha, at the start of the letter, says that he was expressing the major points of divergence for the sake of transparency. He has come down heavily on Indian cricket’s big stars and preferential treatment accorded to them by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and also the CoA.
The seven points that Guha makes in the letter are as follows:
1. CoA’s failure to address conflict of interest issue. National coaches neglecting national team at the cost of IPL. Delhi Daredevils coach Rahul Dravid is also in charge of the India A and India Junior team. Read more here
2. BCCI contracted commentator Sunil Gavaskar being head of a player management company.
3. MS Dhoni given ‘A’ grade contract despite ruling himself out of the Test team. Read more here
4. Unprofessional way of handling the India coach issue. Kumble’s contract coming under scrutiny despite his excellent past record and on eve of Champions Trophy. Read more, here
5. CoA’s total neglect of domestic cricketers and huge gap in their match fee as compared to international players.
6. CoA silence on the disqualified officials attending BCCI meets.
7. Absence of male cricketer in CoA and the proposal to include Javagal Srinath in the committee.