Exclusive details of Ramachandra Guha’s letter to Vinod Rai on why he quit as BCCI administrator

Ramachandra Guha has come down heavily on Indian cricket's big stars and preferential treatment accorded to them by the BCCI and also the CoA.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 4:39 pm
Ramachandra Guha told the Supreme Court he’s resigning (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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.

Ramachandra Guha Resignation Letter to Shri Vinod Rai by The Indian Express on Scribd

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    Arunabha Lahiri
    Jun 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm
    What are the credentials of Ram Gula to comment on cricketing matters & on legendary cricketers? A person who has distorted Indian history all these years is now out to ruin Indian cricket. That too just before a India Pak match!! Why?? Any agenda??
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      Jagdish singh
      Jun 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm
      True to a historian style he is typically passing the blame on others what he was doing when member of CoA Cricket is alive and kicking and is hugely popular only due to cricketers So naturally they must be the biggest beneficiaries former and current Criticism reeks of jealousy rather than intent to improve things
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        sdf
        Jun 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm
        So you are ok with conflict of interest?
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          sdf
          Jun 2, 2017 at 5:42 pm
          Is bcci your daddy's company?
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          Rakesh Katyal
          Jun 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm
          Guha has been good at manipulating history. Cricket is not his cup of tea. Whoever chose him for the job was wrong. COA is hardly a subs ute for the BCCI.
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            sdf
            Jun 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm
            tell me one liner which he said is wrong.
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            Taaza Khabar
            Jun 2, 2017 at 1:26 pm
            It is time for Shri Vinod Rai to subject himself to the kind of scrutiny that he subjected others to and, in the interest of transparency, provide India with a point by point reply. Himmat hain?
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              Harminder singh
              Jun 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm
              Jaitley oversaw and mismanaged a corrupt regime in Delhi cricket for 13 years. Psychopathic Interest shown by Indian politicians to this 'cash cow' (BCCI) can only mean that money is managed for the few. No doubt the political cronies will come out to try discredit an intellect like Ramchandra Guha.
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                hbn
                Jun 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm
                wake up aaptard....this is not about DDCA..it is about bcci...
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                  sdf
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm
                  cow drinker, grow up
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                Nesfield Sangma
                Jun 2, 2017 at 1:19 pm
                The main grouse and rightly so was Vinod Rai having bestowed a haloed aura about him. Media seems to think that he was the saviour who would take Indian cricket to its greatest heights. It cannot be as Indian cricket could be redeemed, if at all or if it should be by a couple of honest officials who are inddeed out of their elemenyt. Guha also couldnt stand to be in the same standard as Diana Eduljee who hasnt done anything to merit her right to be in COA. So may reasons for right thinking people not to be foolishly involved in cricket.
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                  Ankur
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 12:47 pm
                  Quite unfortunate that he has resigned. Points he has raised should be acted upon. There is so much of ho-halla surrounding cricket and cricketers that not many dare ask tough questions.
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                    SC
                    Jun 2, 2017 at 12:47 pm
                    We need KPS Gills who do not run away when faced with difficult problems. Guhas can have the liberty to run away and shirk responsibilities. This country requires Gills and Guhas.
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