Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Know Your Offstump

The chairman of selectors is spoiling for a fight. The BCCI might just give him one.

Know Your Offstump PTI

Colonel's Kebabs

  • Writing columns for an agency that also manages players, thereby bringing up conflict of interest issues
  • Defies board's diktat, gives out thinly veiled threats in his signed pieces
  • Miffed with the BCCI for not giving him the same privileges extended to Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri
  • Took liberties with BCCI's code of conduct when he took friends along into the dressing room in England


Was it just the cricket overload of late or did the India-Pak one-day series lack the usual touch of bloodsport that marks any contest between the two brooding South Asian neighbours? What else would explain the fact that more headline noise was logged by BCCI chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar's running battle with his bosses than India's first home odi series win against Pakistan in 24 years. But who could blame the press? The Colonel and his round table were taking on the almighty BCCI, refusing to come to heel even after repeated warnings. Vengsarkar, apparently, was (is) quite cut up with the board after it barred him from writing newspaper columns, but did not act likewise against technical committee chairman Sunil Gavaskar and National Cricket Academy chairman Ravi Shastri.

Sunny and Ravi


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